Thomas PARRAN, Congress, MD (1860-1955)
PARRAN, Thomas, a Representative from Maryland; born near St. Leonard, Calvert County, Md., February 12, 1860; attended the public schools and Charlotte Hall (Md.) Academy; member of the State house of delegates 1884-1888; served as chief deputy collector for the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Baltimore district, 1889-1893; engaged in farming at St. Leonard, Md., in 1890; served in the State senate 1892-1894; assistant enrolling clerk 1895-1897; index clerk of the House of Representatives 1897-1901; clerk of the court of appeals of Maryland 1901-1907; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1888, 1904, and 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; member of the Maryland Road Commission 1913-1916; Immigration Commissioner in 1917 and 1918; resumed farming interests; member of the board of directors of the County Trust Co., in Prince Frederick, Md.; died in St. Leonard, Md., March 29, 1955; interment in Christ Church Cemetery, Port Republic, Md.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present