James A. Parsons
In 1911, he was appointed Fourth Deputy Attorney General by Thomas Carmody, and his first task was to resume the Queens graft prosecutions, relieving Arthur Train who had been the Special Deputy Attorney General in charge of the case, appointed by Carmody's predecessor Edward R. O'Malley. Upon Carmody's resignation on September 2, 1914, Parsons was appointed New York State Attorney General by Governor Martin H. Glynn for the remaining four months of Carmody's term. He ran for re-election in November 1914, but was defeated by Republican Egburt E. Woodbury.
He was counsel to Governor Al Smith who appointed him in 1923 New York State Public Service Commissioner, and in 1924 a judge of the New York Court of Claims a post he held until 1936 when he resigned.
- Political Graveyard
- List of New York Attorneys General, at Office of the NYSAG
- The Queens prosecution, in NYT on January 12, 1911
- His appointment as NYSAG, in NYT on September 3, 1914
|New York State Attorney General
| Succeeded by|
Egburt E. Woodbury