Richard W. Parker

Richard Wayne Parker ( born August 6, 1848, in Morristown, New Jersey, † November 28, 1923 in Paris, France ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1923 he represented several times the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Richard Parker, grandson of Congressman James Parker (1776-1868), attended Princeton College until 1867. After a subsequent law degree from Columbia College and his 1869 was admitted to the bar in 1870, he began to work in Newark in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1885 and 1886 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. In 1892, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Parker but was then in the sixth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Dunn English on March 4, 1895. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until March 3, 1911 eight legislatures. Since 1903 he represented as a successor to Allan Langdon McDermott seventh district of his state. In his time as a congressman of the Spanish-American War was. Between 1909 and 1911 he was chairman of the Judiciary Committee. In 1910, Parker was not confirmed. As a result, he practiced as a lawyer again.

Following the resignation of Mr Walter I. McCoy, he was elected to the due election for the ninth seat of his state as his successor in Congress, where he took up his new mandate on 1 December 1914. After two re- elections he could remain in the House of Representatives until March 3, 1919. In this time of the First World War fell. In 1916 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was nominated on the Charles Evans Hughes as a presidential candidate. In 1918, Parker was defeated by Democrat Daniel F. Minahan. In the elections of 1920 he was again elected to Congress, where he replaced 1921 Minahan again on March 4. Since he was not re-elected in 1922, he was able to spend only one term in the House of Representatives until March 3, 1925. He died on 28 November 1923 in the French capital Paris and was buried in Perth Amboy.