Biography of Le Roy Parker


Parker, Le Roy, Buffalo, son of the Rev. Orson and Diana Elinor (Atherton) Parker, was born at Flint, Mich., December 15, 1844. His early education was obtained at the common schools in Michigan and at Dwight's High School, Clinton, N. Y. He was graduated at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y., with the class of 1865. He at once began the study of law, and in the same year entered the law department of the University of Michigan. He was admitted to the bar at Flint, and in 1879 was admitted as an attorney of the United States Circuit Court, in Detroit, and to the Supreme Court of the United States, April 11, 1890. Mr. Parker was a member of the Michigan Legislature for two terms, elected on the Republican ticket, and was afterwards appointed a member of the State Board of Health by Governor Croswell, in which capacity he served for six years, two years of which he was the president of the board. In 1885 he removed to Buffalo and began his professional career in New York State. In 1887 he was awarded the $250 prize given by the State Bar Association of New York for the best thesis on the subject of "Divorce Laws and the Desirability of Uniform Divorce Legislation." In 1887 he was appointed general manager of the newly organized Buffalo Law School, and occupied the position of vicedean for several years. Mr. Parker is still a member of the Faculty of the Law School and a lecturer on Sales, but his time is chiefly devoted to his law practice. He is the author, in conjunction with Robert H. Worthington, of a work entitled "The Law of Public Health and Safety," published in 1892. He was married, in 1881, to Bessie Chandler, daughter of the late Rear Admiral Ralph Chandler, of the U. S. navy, and has two sons, Glowacki and Ralph Chandler Parker.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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