Hon. Frank Silliman Parmenter, A. B. LL. B.
City of Troy

This biography is from Troy and Rensselaer County, New York, Volume III, by Rutherford Hayner, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York and Chicago, 1925. It was submitted by Debby Masterson.

HON. FRANK SILLIMAN PARMENTER, A. B. LL. B.A leading figure in professional circles in Rensselaer county, New York, is Judge Parmenter, who has for a quarter of a century practiced law in the city of Troy, and is now serving his third term of office as judge of the City Court of Troy. With excellent training in some of the foremost institutions of the East, and years of experience as attorney and counselorat-law, Judge Parmenter was especially fitted for the responsibilities of his present position, and his candidacy for this judgeship met the most cordial public approval. His record has borne out the confidence reposed in him, and he has won the highest esteem of his contemporaries.

Frank Silliman Parmenter was born in Troy, New York, April 12,1874, and is a son of Franklin J. and Lorenda (Silliman) Parmenter, both now deceased (see preceding sketch). He first attended the private schools of the city, then Troy Academy, from which he was graduated in 1891. Then entering Williams College, at Williamstown, Massachusetts, he was graduated from that institution in the class of 1895, and at this time he received his Bachelor's degree in the arts. Having early made his choice of a profession, the young man then entered Harvard University Law School, from which he was graduated in the class of 1898, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Laws. Admitted to the bar of New York State, Mr. Parmenter took up the practice of his chosen profession within the year, and from the beginning was very successful. He developed a very extensive practice, and in November, 1913, he was elected judge of the City Court, taking up the duties of this office the first day of the following January. His record on the bench was such that he has twice been reelected and still fills this position of honor and responsibility. He is a member of the Rensselaer County Bar Association, and the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Judge Parmenter has very few interests outside of his work, to which he has devoted his entire energy, but he was one of the founders of the Elmwood Hill Cemetery, and was the first and has been the only secretary and treasurer of the cemetery association.

Judge Parmenter married, in 1913, Augusta E. Huested, of Dutchess County, New York, and they have two daughters: Helen Huested and Edith Augusta.



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