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PARKER, Richard Wayne

PARKER, Richard Wayne
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PARKER, Richard Wayne, (grandson of James Parker), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., August 6, 1848; was graduated from Princeton College in 1867 and from the law school of Columbia College in 1869; was admitted to the bar of New Jersey in 1870 and commenced practice in Newark; member of the State house of assembly in 1885 and 1886; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the Fifty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1911); chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Sixty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Newark, N.J.; elected to the Sixty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Walter I. McCoy; reelected to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from December 1, 1914, to March 3, 1919; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; died in Paris, France, on November 28, 1923; interment in St. Peter's Churchyard, Perth Amboy, N.J.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1918. 1 speech.

New Jersey Historical Society

Newark, NJ
Papers: 1873-1915. 10 items.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: Correspondence in Gordon family papers, 1814-1936. 17 feet.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Parker, Richard Wayne. The common defense: War is the nation in arms: Speech of Hon. Richard Wayne Parker ... in the House of Representatives, February 17, 1916. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1916.

------. A memorial of Lewis French Stearns, D.D., read at Princeton, at the meeting of the class of 1867. [N.p., 1892?]

------. The Puerto Rico Tariff. Remarks of Hon. Richard Wayne Parker, of New Jersey, in the House of Representatives, Wednesday, February 28, 1900. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1900.

------. The United States courts; address of Hon. Richard Wayne Parker ... before the New Jersey State Bar Association, at Atlantic City, New Jersey, June eighteenth, 1910. [Newark. N.J.: N.p., 1910?]

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