Hon. R. A. Parks, editor of the Lynchburg Falcon and attorney at law, was born October 21, 1849, in Lynchburg. His father is Rufus B. Parks, whose sketch appears next above. His early life was spent with his parents and in school. He engaged in teaching school and studying law when a young man.
In June 1872, he obtained license to practice law, and has ever since continued to do so, in the firm of Holman & Parks, from 1872 to 1884, and since then in the firm of Holman, Holman & Parks. He was united in marriage, November 14, 1872, to Miss Susan A. Holt, of Moore County. This union has been blessed in the birth of six children, four of whom are now living: Roy H., Pearl, Harry R. and Margaret. Mr. Parks is a democrat in politics and takes an active interest in political affairs. He has held the office of recorder of Lynchburg, and is now filling his second term of office as mayor of the town.
He represented Lincoln and Moore Counties in the lower house of the Legislature from 1882 to 1884. He is a member of I. O. O. F., having joined that fraternity in December 1884. Since February 1884, he has been editor and proprietor of the Lynchburg Falcon, and has made it a good paper.