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William F. Parrett

William Fletcher Parrett (August 10, 1825 – June 30, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born near Blairsville, Indiana, Parrett attended the public schools and the Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University at Greencastle. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Evansville, Indiana, until 1852. He moved to Oregon, where he practiced law for two and a half years. He returned to Evansville in 1854, and moved to Boonville, Indiana, in 1855. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1858 and served during the general and special sessions. He was appointed and subsequently elected judge of the fifteenth circuit and served from 1859 to 1865. He returned to Evansville. He was reelected circuit judge and served from 1865 to 1871. He was appointed judge of the first circuit and elected in 1873, 1879, and 1884. He resigned in December 1888.

Parrett was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892. He resumed the practice of law until his death in Evansville, Indiana, June 30, 1895. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis B. Posey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Taylor

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