John M. Parker (New York politician)

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John Mason Parker, New York Congressman and Judge

John Mason Parker (June 14, 1805 – December 16, 1873) was an American Congressman from New York's 27th congressional district.


John M. Parker was born in Granville, New York on June 14, 1805. He attended Granville Academy and Castleton Seminary, graduated from Middlebury College in 1828, studied law, and began a practice in Owego, New York in 1833.[1]

In 1854 Parker was elected to Congress as an Opposition Party candidate, and he was reelected as a Republican in 1856, serving from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1859.[2]

Parker was not a candidate for renomination in 1858. In 1859 he became a Justice of the New York Supreme Court, where he served until his death. During his time on the bench, Parker also sat as a Judge on the New York Court of Appeals.

In 1868 Parker received an honorary LL.D. degree from Cornell University.[3]

He died in Owego on December 16, 1873 and was buried in Owego's Evergreen Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John J. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

Succeeded by
Alfred Wells