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Tilman Bacon PARKS

(1872-1950)

PARKS, Tilman Bacon, a Representative from Arkansas; born near Lewisville, Lafayette County, Ark., May 14, 1872; attended the common schools, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Lewisville, Ark.; member of the State house of representatives in 1901, 1903, and 1909; temporary chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1910; prosecuting attorney of the eighth judicial circuit of Arkansas 1914-1918; in 1915 moved to Hope, Hempstead County, Ark., where he engaged in the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; continued the practice of law until his retirement; died in Washington, D.C., February 12, 1950; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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