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Abraham X. Parker (November 14, 1831 - August 9, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Granville, Vermont, Parker attended the St. Lawrence Academy and the Albany (New York) Law School. He was admitted to the bar in Albany, New York, in 1854 and in 1856 commenced practice in Potsdam, New York. He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1863 and 1864. He was postmaster of Potsdam in 1865 and 1866, and later served as president of the village of Potsdam. He served in the New York State Senate 1868-1871, and was appointed secretary of the State normal school at Potsdam.

Parker was elected as a Republican to the Forty-Seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1889). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888. He was appointed by President Cleveland a member of the first labor investigation commission. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892, and as First Assistant Attorney General from September 8, 1890, to March 4, 1893. He returned to Potsdam, New York, and resumed the practice of law. He served as president of the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial School of Technology. He died in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, on August 9, 1909. He was interred in Bayside Cemetery.


Preceded by
Amaziah B. James
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

1881 – 1885
Succeeded by
John Swinburne
Preceded by
Charles R. Skinner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

1885 – 1889
Succeeded by
Frederick Lansing

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