PARSONS, Herbert

PARSONS, Herbert
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1869–1925

Biography

PARSONS, Herbert, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, October 28, 1869; attended private schools in New York City, St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H., Yale University, the University of Berlin, Harvard Law School, and was graduated from Yale University in 1890; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the board of aldermen of New York City 1900-1904; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in New York City; delegate to all Republican New York State conventions 1904-1920; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1908, 1912, 1916, and 1920; served on the general staff of the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War; died in Pittsfield, Mass., September 16, 1925; interment in Lenox Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.

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

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External Research Collections

Columbia University

New York, NY
Papers: 1898-1925. ca. 14,700 items. Correspondence received from well known contemporaries, chiefly on political and social matters.

University of Iowa Libraries

Iowa City, IA
Papers: Correspondence in McIlvaine family papers, 1862-1931. ca. 325 items. Unpublished index in library.
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