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Parkinson, James (IL State Representative)

Sometime around 1828, Parkinson came to Jacksonville, Illinois. In 1839, he was a delegate to the Whig State Convention in Springfield. The next year, Parkinson won election to the Illinois House of Representatives, representing Morgan County.

Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 27 September 1839, 2:1; Theodore C. Pease, ed., Illinois Election Returns, 1818-1848, vol. 18 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1923), 343; Charles M. Eames, comp., Historic Morgan and Classic Jacksonville (Jacksonville, IL: Daily Journal Steam Job Printing, 1885), 63.