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Alton Brooks Parker (May 14, 1852May 10, 1926) was an American lawyer and judge and a U.S. presidential candidate in the 1904 elections. May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law (and in other forms of dispute resolution). ... A judge or justice is an appointed or elected official who presides over a court. ... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Summary The election was held on November 8, 1904. ...


Parker was born in Cortland, New York and practiced law in Kingston, New York. He served as a justice of the Supreme Court of New York from 1885 to 1889, and later served as chief judge of New York Court of Appeals from 1897 to 1904. Parker was a protege of conservative Democratic politician David Bennett Hill. Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York. ... Kingston is a city located in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... New York County Supreme Court building at 60 Centre Street, from across Foley Square The Supreme Court of the State of New York is one of several New York State trial courts in which cases originate. ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Stub | New York state courts | State supreme courts ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Parker resigned as chief judge after receiving the 1904 Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. presidency. Parker was supported by conservative pro-Gold Standard Democrats like former President Grover Cleveland who had been alienated from the party in 1896 and 1900 due to the perceived radicalism of the party's nominee William Jennings Bryan on economic issues. It was hoped that Parker could be acceptable to both factions since he was "sound" on economic issues but had supported Bryan in 1896 as a good party man. These hopes were frustrated however as Parker had little appeal to Bryanites and carried only the Solid South. Division within his party over currency issues and the popularity of incumbent Theodore Roosevelt led to Parker's landslide defeat. Parker was unable to return to his former judicial position and practiced law for the rest of his life. Author Irving Stone wrote a book called They Also Ran about defeated presidential candidates. He included a chapter about Judge Parker, mentioning that he is the only defeated presidential candidate in history never to have a biography written about him. Stone theorized that Parker would have been an effective president and the 1904 election was one of the few in American history where American voters had two first rate candidates to choose from. Stone professed that Americans liked Roosevelt more because of his colorful style. The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 1922 U.S. gold certificate The gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is a fixed weight of gold. ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... William Jennings Bryan, 1907 William Jennings Bryan, (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) born in Salem, Illinois, was a gifted orator and three-time United States Democratic nominee for President. ... The phrase Solid South describes the reliable electoral support of the U.S. Southern states for Democratic Party candidates from the Reconstruction era through much of the 20th century. ... Order: 26th President Vice President: Charles Warren Fairbanks Term of office: September 14, 1901 – March 3, 1909 Preceded by: William McKinley Succeeded by: William Howard Taft Date of birth: October 27, 1858 Place of birth: New York City Date of death: January 6, 1919 Place of death: Oyster Bay, New...



Preceded by:
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic Party Presidential candidate
1904 (lost)
Succeeded by:
William Jennings Bryan


William Jennings Bryan, 1907 William Jennings Bryan, (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) born in Salem, Illinois, was a gifted orator and three-time United States Democratic nominee for President. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Summary The election was held on November 8, 1904. ... William Jennings Bryan, 1907 William Jennings Bryan, (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) born in Salem, Illinois, was a gifted orator and three-time United States Democratic nominee for President. ...



Democratic Party Presidential Nominees Democratic Party
1828: Jackson | 1832: Jackson | 1836: Van Buren | 1840: Van Buren | 1844: Polk | 1848: Cass | 1852: Pierce |
1856: Buchanan | 1860 (Northern Democrats): Douglas | 1860 (Southern Democrats): Breckinridge |
1864: McClellan | 1868: Seymour | 1872: Greeley | 1876: Tilden | 1880: Hancock | 1884: Cleveland |
1888: Cleveland | 1892: Cleveland |1896: Bryan | 1900: Bryan | 1904: Parker | 1908: Bryan | 1912: Wilson |
1916: Wilson | 1920: Cox | 1924: Davis | 1928: Smith | 1932: F. Roosevelt | 1936: F. Roosevelt |
1940: F. Roosevelt | 1944: F. Roosevelt | 1948: Truman | 1952: Stevenson | 1956: Stevenson |
1960: Kennedy | 1964: Johnson | 1968: Humphrey | 1972: McGovern | 1976: Carter | 1980: Carter |
1984: Mondale | 1988: Dukakis | 1992: Clinton | 1996: Clinton | 2000: Gore | 2004: Kerry

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Alton B. Parker - definition of Alton B. Parker in Encyclopedia (145 words)
Alton Brooks Parker (May 14, 1852 – May 10, 1926) was an American lawyer and judge and a U.S. presidential candidate in the 1904 elections.
Parker was born in Cortland, New York and practiced law in Kingston, New York.
Parker served as a justice of the Supreme Court of New York from 1885 to 1889.
Alton B. Parker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (341 words)
Parker was supported by conservative pro-Gold Standard Democrats like former President Grover Cleveland who had been alienated from the party in 1896 and 1900 due to the perceived radicalism of the party's nominee William Jennings Bryan on economic issues.
It was hoped that Parker could be acceptable to both factions since he was "sound" on economic issues but had supported Bryan in 1896 as a good party man. These hopes were frustrated however as Parker had little appeal to Bryanites and carried only the Solid South.
Parker was unable to return to his former judicial position and practiced law for the rest of his life.
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