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Lucian W. Parrish

Lucian Walton "Father" Parrish (January 10, 1878 – March 27, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

Lucian Walton Parrish
Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 27, 1922
Preceded byJohn Marvin Jones
Succeeded byGuinn Williams
Personal details
Born(1878-01-10)January 10, 1878
Sister Grove, Van Alstyne, Texas, U.S.
DiedMarch 27, 1922(1922-03-27) (aged 44)
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Resting placeHope Cemetery, Henrietta, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin

Born in Sister Grove, near Van Alstyne, Texas, Parrish moved with his parents to Clay County in 1887 and settled near Joy, Texas. He attended the public schools of Joy and Bowie, Texas, and the North Texas State Normal College at Denton, Texas (now the University of North Texas). He taught school for two years. Parrish was a guard at Texas, playing from 1903 to 1906. He graduated from the law department of the University of Texas at Austin in 1909. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Henrietta, Texas.

One account reads: "Lucian W. Parrish's name has been inseparably connected with university athletics for the past five years, and it will be a long time before his name will be forgotten on the field and track. Assistant Coach Parrish has worked up several new tricks and plays during the summer, which will add materially to the play of Texas. In choosing the all-southern team the football critics have with few exceptions overlooked every team but Vanderbilt, but the one exception is "Parrish of Texas," who has been at left guard for three years."[1] He was chosen for an all-time Texas team by R. W. Franklin.[2]

Parrish was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his death in Wichita Falls, Texas, March 27, 1922. He was interred in Hope Cemetery, Henrietta.

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  1. ^ "Trio of Stars In The Football Limelight At The State Texas State University". San Antonio Light. October 6, 1907.
  2. ^ R. W. Franklin (1913). "Longhorns of All Time". Alcalde. 2: 364.