PARSONS, Herbert, (1869 - 1925)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

PARSONS, Herbert, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, October 28, 1869; attended private schools in New York City, St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., Yale University, the University of Berlin, Harvard Law School, and was graduated from Yale University in 1890; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the board of aldermen of New York City 1900-1904; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in New York City; delegate to all Republican New York State conventions 1904-1920; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1908, 1912, 1916, and 1920; served on the general staff of the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War; died in Pittsfield, Mass., September 16, 1925; interment in Lenox Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.