Samuel Wilson Parker
Samuel W. Parker paper
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Christina Baich, November 2005
Samuel W. Parker was born on September 9, 1805, near Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio and moved to Connersville, Indiana, in 1828. Parker was admitted to the bar in 1831, and married Susannah B. Watton in 1834. In addition to being a lawyer, Parker was also a newspaper editor, president of the Whitewater Canal Company, and president of the Junction Rail Road Company. He was prosecuting attorney for the sixth Circuit Court from 1836 to 1838. Parker served in the State House of Representatives (1839-1840 and 1843-1844), State Senate (1840-43), and U.S. House of Representatives (1851-1855). He died on February 1, 1859.
Shepherd, Rebecca A., Charles W. Calhoun, Elizabeth Shanahan-Shoemaker, and Alan F. January, comp. A Biographical Directory of the Indiana General Assembly, Volume 1, 1816-1899. Indianapolis: The Select Committee on the Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1980.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection consists of what appears to be an inscription removed from a book presented to George C. Clark by Samuel W. Parker.
1854 Copy no. 412 of “The Constitution” by W. Hickey certification slip.
Size of Collection:
Robert Scott, 8 Apr. 1979
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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