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  Parker, James
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NameJames Parker
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, New Jersey , United States
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Born March 03, 1776
DiedApril 01, 1868 (92 years)
ContributorRBH
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 13, 2011 01:06am
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InfoPARKER, James, (grandfather of Richard Wayne Parker), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Bethlehem, N.J., March 3, 1776; moved to Perth Amboy, N.J., after the Revolution; was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1793; engaged in the management and settlement of large landed properties left by his father, also as a land surveyor and as a lawyer, although never admitted to the bar; member of the State general assembly 1806-1810, 1812, 1813, 1815, 1816, 1818, and 1827; mayor of Perth Amboy in 1815 and again in 1850; collector of customs at Perth Amboy, N.J., 1829-1833; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); resumed his former activities; registrar of the board of proprietors of East Jersey; member of the different boundary commissions to obtain a settlement of the boundary question between the States of New York and New Jersey; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1844; died in Perth Amboy, N.J., April 1, 1868; interment in St. Peter’s Churchyard.


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  10/14/1834 NJ At-Large Won 8.49% (-0.01%)
  11/06/1832 NJ At-Large Won 8.37% (-0.13%)
  11/06/1830 NJ At-Large Lost 8.23% (-0.58%)
  11/04/1828 NJ At-Large - Special Election Lost 24.14% (-1.85%)
  11/04/1828 NJ At-Large Lost 8.03% (-0.65%)
  10/10/1826 NJ At-Large Lost 0.43% (-16.10%)
  10/09/1821 NJ At-Large - Special Election Lost 22.24% (-24.24%)
  11/07/1820 NJ At-Large Lost 1.46% (-14.96%)
  02/02/1820 NJ At-Large - Special Election Lost 10.11% (-52.25%)
  10/13/1818 NJ At-Large Lost 0.37% (-15.96%)
  10/11/1814 NJ At-Large Lost 8.06% (-0.58%)
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  11/16/1836 NJ At-Large - Special Election Won 0.00% (-49.60%)
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