Parker, Cortlandt was born on June 27, 1818 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States. Son of James and Penelope (Butler) Parker.
Educated Perth Amboy Military Academy and other schools. Graduate 1st Rutgers College, 1836 (Doctor of Laws, Rutgers and Princeton).
Richard W. Stites, of Morristown, New Jersey, September 1847. Studied law in office of Honorary Theodore Frelinghuysen, of Newark, 3 years. Admitted attorney, September 1839, counsellor, September 1842, in New Jersey.
Still practices law; oldest practitioner in New Jersey Prosecutor of pleas, Essex Company, 1857-1867. Has declined several tendered apptmts. and nominations (judge Supreme Court, 1867. Judgeship Court Alabama Claims, 1874.
Minister to Russia, 1877. Minister to Vienna, 1882. Nomination by convention to Congress), etc.
Sent to Louisiana, 1876, by President Grant, to witness count of electoral votes. Was one of the law revisers, 1875-1876. Was Whig, 1839-1856, then became Republican.
Several times candidate for United States senate. Home: Newark, New Jersey.