PARKER, James (1768-1837)

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.