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John Fabyan Parrott


In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Preceded by Jeduthun Wilcox
Succeeded by William Plumer, Jr.

In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1825
Preceded by Clement Storer
Succeeded by Levi Woodbury

Born August 8, 1767
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Died July 9, 1836
Greenland, New Hampshire
Political party Democratic-Republican

John Fabyan Parrott (August 8, 1767 - July 9, 1836) was a United States Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire.

He was born in Portsmouth to John Parrott, a merchant and ship captain, and his wife Deborah Parker.[1] He followed his fathers line of work and began trading in Europe and the Caribbean, something which stopped with the passing of the Embargo Act of 1807.[1] Parrott was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1809 to 1814 and also held various local offices. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress, but was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Fifteenth Congress, serving from March 4 1817 to March 3 1819. He was then elected to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4 1819 to March 3 1825. He was a Democratic Republican (later Adams-Clay Republican).

Later, in 1826, he was the postmaster of Portsmouth. He was also a member of the New Hampshire Senate from 1830 to 1831. He died in Greenland, New Hampshire and was interred in the family burying ground on the Parrott estate. His papers are kept at the University of North Carolina/[2]

His sons included Robert Parker Parrott and Peter Parrott.

References

  1. ^ a b "nhhistory.org - John Fabyan Parrott". http://www.nhhistory.org/eimages/June2008/JohnFabyanParrott.html. Retrieved 2008-11-15.  
  2. ^ "University of North Carolina Manuscripts Dept - John Fabyan Parrott". http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/p/Parrott,John_Fabyan.html. Retrieved 2008-11-15.  
United States Senate
Preceded by
Clement Storer
United States Senator (Class 3) from New Hampshire
1819–1825
Served alongside: David L. Morril, Samuel Bell
Succeeded by
Levi Woodbury
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