Andrew Parker (1805-1864)

Andrew Parker was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania on May 21, 1805. He attended local schools and entered the local Dickinson College. He graduated with the class of 1824 and studied law. Parker was admitted to the Cumberland County bar in 1826 and began practice in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. He was appointed as a deputy district attorney to Mifflin County and relocated to Mifflintown in 1831, the year in which Juniata County was carved from Mifflin County. He punctuated his long practice of law there when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served one term as a Democrat in the thirty-second Congress between 1851 and 1853.

Andrew Parker died in Mifflintown on January 15, 1864 at the age of fifty-eight and is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery there.

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