PARSONS, Edward Young, (1842 - 1876)

PARSONS, Edward Young, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Middletown, Jefferson County, Ky., December 12, 1842; attended the public schools at Louisville until twelve years of age; studied one year in the St. Louis High School; returned to Louisville and was graduated from the municipal university in 1861, where he taught school for three years; was graduated from the Louisville Law School in 1865 and practiced law in Louisville, Ky; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1875, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 8, 1876; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.