Tilman Bacon Parks

Tilman Bacon Parks (* May 14, 1872 in Lewisville, Lafayette County, Arkansas, † February 12, 1950 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1937 he represented the seventh election district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Tilman Parks attended the common schools and later the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After studying law and its made ​​in 1900 admitted to the bar he began in Lewisville to work in his new profession.

Parks was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1901, 1903 and 1909, he was elected to the House of Representatives from Arkansas. In 1910, he was temporarily Chairman of the Congress of Democrats in Arkansas. Between 1914 and 1918 he was a prosecutor in the eighth judicial district of Arkansas. After a move to Hope, he worked as a lawyer.

1920 Parks was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of William S. Goodwin on March 4, 1921. After he was confirmed in the following seven congressional elections in this office, he could implement his mandate in Congress until January 3, 1937. For the elections of 1936, the park was not nominated by his party. After retiring from Congress, he again worked as a lawyer. He died in February 1950 in the German capital Washington and was buried at the Congress Cemetery.