William Parmenter

William Parmenter (March 30, 1789 – February 25, 1866) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on March 30, 1789. He attended the city's public schools, including the Boston Latin School.

William Parmenter
William Parmenter (Massachusetts Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1845
Preceded bySamuel Hoar
Succeeded byBenjamin Thompson
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
1836
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1829
Personal details
Born(1789-03-30)March 30, 1789
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedFebruary 25, 1866(1866-02-25) (aged 76)
East Cambridge,
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
OccupationBanker
Businessman

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1829, served in the Massachusetts State Senate in 1836 and was a Cambridge selectman in 1836. He was manager and agent of the New England Crown Glass Co., and president of the Middlesex Bank. Parmenter was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1845), serving as chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs in the (Twenty-eighth Congress). He also served as a naval officer at the port of Boston 1845–1849.

He died in East Cambridge, Massachusetts on February 25, 1866. His interment was in Cambridge Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "William Parmenter (id: P000076)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1837–March 3, 1845
Succeeded by