Description

Black and white sketch of Isaac Parker, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

He put an end to hell on the border

Isaac Parker

Born in Ohio 1838. Worked on farm until he was 17.. Taught school and began law practice in St. Joseph, MO., 1859. Elected to congress 1870 and 1872… Appointed chief justice of Utah but was transferred to Arkansas by President Grant... Became U.S. judge 1875. Served 21 years.

Judge Parker's court at Ft. Smith

His jurisdiction included large part of Arkansas and the five civilized tribes in Indian Terr.. Because of lawless element in the territory, Judge Parker found it necessary to mete out stern justice...128 criminals were sentenced to death and 88 were executed at Ft. Smith. For many years Judge Parker had the only trial court on earth from which there was no appeal... He died at Ft. Smith Nov. 17, 1896...

"Permit no innocent man to be punished but let no guilty man escape!"

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 47

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Isaac Parker, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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