Parry Wayne Humphreys

Parry Wayne Humphreys (* 1778 in Staunton, Virginia, † February 12, 1839 in Hernando, Mississippi ) was an American politician. Between 1813 and 1815 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1789, Parry Humphreys moved with his parents first to Kentucky, then later to Tennessee. He attended the schools of his respective home. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1801 admitted to the bar he began in Nashville to work in his new profession. From 1807 to 1813 Humphreys officiated as a judge in various courts in Tennessee, including in 1809 on the Tennessee Supreme Court Politically, he was a member of, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party.

The Tennessee State far discharged congressional elections of 1812, he was for the then newly created sixth seat of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1813. Until March 3, 1815, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was marked by the events of the British -American War.

In 1817, Humphrey ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. From 1818 to 1836 he worked again as a judge in Tennessee. Then he moved to Hernando, Mississippi, where he was also active in the banking industry. He died on February 12, 1839 in his new hometown. The Humphreys County was named after him.