PARKER, JAMES, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., in 1768; completed
preparatory studies; studied medicine and began practice in Gardiner, Maine (then a part of
Massachusetts); member of the Massachusetts senate in 1811 and 1812; elected as a Republican to
the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); elected to the Sixteenth Congress (March
4, 1819-March 3, 1821); resumed the practice of medicine; died in Gardiner, Kennebee County,
Maine, November 9, 1837; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.