(1864-1921) born in Unity on November 5, 1864, attended local schools, and after receiving his degree from Columbia Law School in 1887, he was admitted to the Maine bar.
Parkhurst joined his father in a leather goods business of which he later became president. He served on the Bangor Common Council and in the Maine House and Senate as a Republican.
During World War I he led the Liberty Loan effort and in 1920 was elected Governor with the largest margin in Maine history, gaining 135,393 votes to his Democratic opponent’s 70,047.
Parkhurst served less than a month when he died on January 31, 1921 in Augusta. He was succeeded in office by President of the Senate Percival P. Baxter.
Boardman, Samuel Lane. Descriptive Sketches of Six Private Libraries of Bangor, Maine. Bangor. Printed for the author. 1900. Reprinted from the columns of the Bangor Daily Commercial, including “Mr. Parkhurst’s library.”
Kennebec Journal, Augusta, February 1, 1921
Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 2