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  Alton B. Parker Esopus Resident Jurist 1904 Presidential Candidate Peace Advocate
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ContributorThomas Walker 
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DescriptionThis year marks the one hundredth year anniversary of the 1904 Presidential Election in the United States.

In that election Alton B. Parker, a resident of the Town of Esopus, ran against Theodore Roosevelt.Prior to 1904, Parker served many years as a New York StateJustice and after his defeat in the election Parker remained politically active, especially as an advocate for peace.

Alton B. Parker was a hard-working man of character.His life story as well as the 1904 campaign and election are filled with many interesting facts and events. In particular, it is striking how the campaign issues of today, one hundred years later, are similar to the issues debated in 1904. As a resident of the Town of Esopus, Alton B. Parker’s life plays an important part in our local history.
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