Richard C. Parsons

Richard Chappel Parsons ( born October 10, 1826 in New London, Connecticut; † January 9, 1899 in Cleveland, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 20th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


In New London, Connecticut, USA Parsons was born. There he attended the school. In 1845 he moved to Ohio to Norwalk. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1851. He took his lawyer in Cleveland on Rufus P. Spalding, also a congressman, was his partner. 1852 and 1853 he was a member of the City Council of Cleveland, 1853, he chaired the committee as president before. Between 1858 and 1862 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. Between 1861 and 1862 he was 47th President (English: Speaker) of the House of Representatives. On March 27, 1862, Parsons was appointed Consul at the Embassy of the United States in Rio de Janeiro. Already on October 1, 1862, he resigned from this post. Subsequently, he was employed until 1866 when the City Council Cleveland. U.S. President Andrew Johnson was appointed him governor of the Montana Territory, as well as deputy finance minister, however, refused Parsons. Between 1867 and 1872 he worked as a Marshal of the Supreme Court

Parsons ran successfully in the 1872 congressional elections for the Republican Party in the 20th electoral district of Ohio. He therefore went into the House of Representatives in Washington, DC one. In 1874 he lost his seat to Democrat Henry B. Payne and different again from out of the House. He took his lawyer in Cleveland again. In 1877 he was editor and co-owner of the Cleveland Daily Herald. Parsons died in 1899 in Cleveland. He was buried at Lake View Cemetery.