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Nahum Parker (March 4, 1760 – November 12, 1839) was a United States Senator from New Hampshire.

Nahum Parker
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
March 4, 1807 – June 1, 1810
Preceded byWilliam Plumer
Succeeded byCharles Cutts
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1794–1804
1806–1807
Personal details
Born(1760-03-04)March 4, 1760
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 12, 1839(1839-11-12) (aged 79)
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Parker was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. During the Revolutionary War he served in the Continental Army at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. He settled in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire in 1786, was a member of the board of selectmen from 1790 to 1794 and clerk and town treasurer from 1792 to 1815.

Parker was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1794 to 1804 and in 1806-1807; in 1804 and 1805 he was a member of the Governor's council. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1807, to June 1, 1810, when he resigned.

From 1807 to 1813, Parker was a justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Cheshire and Sullivan Counties. He was associate justice of the western circuit from 1813 to 1816 and a judge of the court of sessions of Cheshire County in 1821 and of the court of common pleas of Hillsborough County in 1822. He was a member of the New Hampshire Senate and its president in 1828.

Parker died in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire in 1839, aged 79, and was interred in the Town Cemetery.

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  • United States Congress. "Nahum Parker (id: P000067)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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