Hosea Washington PARKER, Congress, NH (1833-1922)


PARKER, Hosea Washington, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Lempster, Sullivan County, N.H., May 30, 1833; pursued classical studies; attended Tufts College, Medford, Mass., and was graduated from the Green Mountain Liberal Institute, South Woodstock, Vt.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Lempster, N.H.; member of the State house of representatives in 1859 and 1860; moved to Claremont, N.H., in 1860; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868, 1880, 1884, and 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; member of the State constitutional convention in 1918; died in Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H., August 21, 1922; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present