PARKER, William Henry, (1847 - 1908)


PARKER, William Henry, a Representative from South Dakota; born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., May 5, 1847; served in the Union Army from June 24, 1861, to October 16, 1866; was graduated from the law department of Columbian College (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., in 1868 and was admitted to the bar of the supreme court of the District of Columbia the same year; appointed collector of internal revenue of Colorado Territory by President Grant June 24, 1874; resigned in July 1876; appointed United States attorney of Colorado; moved to Deadwood, Territory of Dakota (now South Dakota), in July 1877 and practiced law; member of the constitutional convention of the proposed state of South Dakota June 30, 1885; elected a member of the state house of representatives in 1889; prosecuting attorney of Lawrence County 1903-1907; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress and served from March 4, 1907, until his death in Deadwood, Lawrence County, S.Dak., on June 26, 1908; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.