James Parker (Massachusetts)

James Parker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1819  March 3, 1821
Preceded by Thomas Rice
Succeeded by District eliminated[1]
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1813  March 3, 1815
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Samuel S. Conner
Personal details
Born 1768
Boston, Massachusetts
Died November 9, 1837(1837-11-09) (aged 68-69)
Gardiner, Maine
Nationality American
Political party Democratic-Republican
Occupation Physician

James Parker (1768– November 9, 1837) was an American politician.

Parker was born and educated in Boston. He studied medicine, became a doctor, and started a practice in Gardiner, Maine when Maine was part of Massachusetts.

In addition to practicing medicine, Parker was an inventor, and received a patent for an improved brick and tile making process.

Active in politics as a Democratic-Republican, he served in the Massachusetts State Senate from 1811 to 1812. Parker represented Massachusetts's 19th district in the United States House of Representatives from 1813 to 1815, and the 18th district from 1819 to 1821.

In 1824 Parker was chosen as a presidential elector pledged to support John Quincy Adams.

Parker died in Gardiner on November 9, 1837 and was buried at Gardiner's Oak Grove Cemetery.


  1. This district was moved to Maine as a result of the Missouri Compromise in 1820.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
None; district created.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Succeeded by
Samuel S. Conner
Preceded by
Thomas Rice
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 18th congressional district

March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Succeeded by
None; Maine District split

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