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William PARMENTER

(1789-1866)

PARMENTER, William, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., March 30, 1789; attended the public schools and the Boston Latin School; member of the State house of representatives in 1829; served in the State senate in 1836; selectman of Cambridge in 1836; manager and agent of the New England Crown Glass Co., 1824-1836; president of the Middlesex Bank; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Twenty-eighth Congress); naval officer at the port of Boston 1845-1849; died in East Cambridge, Mass., February 25, 1866; interment in Cambridge Cemetery.

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

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