James Gribben Parke, American accountant, composer, lyricist. Certified Public Accountant New Jersey, New York. Treasurer Presbyterian Church, Lakehurst, from 1989, Kimball Medical Center Auxiliary Council, Lakewood, from 1990; trustee New Jersey Pops Orchestra, Livingston, from 1990; Member of Kiwanis (treasurer 1989).
Parke, James Gribben was born on May 9, 1914 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States.
Graduate in Accounting and Business Administration, Pace University, 1934. Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1947.
Assistant controller B.T. Babbitt, Incorporated, New York York City, 1937—1941. Senior accountant South Dakota Leidesdorf & Company, 1941—1947. Manager Alexander Grant & Company, 1947—1950, partner, 1959—1965, Frankee Hannon & Whithey, New York City, 1950—1954.
Secretary, controller Ralph Horgan, Inc., 1954—1957. Executive vice president Horgan Industries, Inc., 1955—1957. Manager J. Lee Nicholson & Company, 1957—1959.
Managing partner Parke & Bernstein, 1965—1966. Principal Main LaFrentz & Company, 1966—1975. President, chairman board Development Equities Corporation, Livingston, New Jersey, from 1973.
Managing director Denver Capital Corporation, New York City, 1975—1978. Managing partner Parke Investment Company, from 1975, Parke & Company, 1976—1980. Senior affairs consultant Manchester Township Police Department, from 1988.
Author lyrics and music, from 1936.
Treasurer Presbyterian Church, Lakehurst, from 1989, Kimball Medical Center Auxiliary Council, Lakewood, from 1990. Trustee New Jersey Pops Orchestra, Livingston, from 1990. Member of Kiwanis (treasurer 1989).