Born near Lewisville, Arkansas, Parks attended the common schools, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Lewisville, Arkansas. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1901, 1903, and 1909. Temporary chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1910. He served as prosecuting attorney of the eighth judicial circuit of Arkansas 1914-1918. In 1915 moved to Hope, Arkansas, where he engaged in the practice of law.
Parks was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-January 3, 1937). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1936. He continued the practice of law until his retirement. He died in Washington, D.C., February 12, 1950. He was interred in the Congressional Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Tilman Bacon Parks (id: P000075)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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William S. Goodwin
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from Arkansas's 7th congressional district
March 4, 1921 – January 3, 1937
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