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Parke County

Established: April 2, 1821
Named for: Benjamin Parke, 1st territorial delegate to Congress
County seat: Rockville
County number: 61

Chronological listing of State Senators for Parke County
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# Office Holder Counties/District Party Tenure
1   Thomas Holdsworth Blake Grant, Owen, Parke, Sullivan, Vigo Nov 19, 1821 to Dec 2, 1822
2   John Jenckes Grant, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vigo Dec 2, 1822 to Dec 1, 1823
   Greene, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vigo Dec 1, 1823 to Jan 10, 1825
   Greene, Hendricks, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo Jan 10, 1825 to Dec 5, 1825
3   John M. Colman Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo Dec 5, 1825 to Dec 4, 1826
4   Amos Robertson Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam, Vermillion Dec 4, 1826 to Dec 3, 1827
5   James Blair Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Warren Dec 3, 1827 to Dec 1, 1828
   Carroll, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Warren Dec 1, 1828 to Dec 7, 1829
   Vacant Parke Sep 23, 1829 to Dec 2, 1839
   James Blair Fountain, Parke, Vermillion, Warren Dec 7, 1829 to Dec 5, 1831
6   Joseph M. Hays Parke Dec 5, 1831 to Dec 3, 1832
7   Hugh F. Feeny Parke Dec 3, 1832 to Dec 1, 1834
   Parke Democratic Dec 1, 1834 to Dec 7, 1835
8   Austin Montana Puett Parke Democratic Dec 7, 1835 to Dec 3, 1838
9   William Perkins Bryant Parke Whig Dec 3, 1838 to Sep 23, 1839
10   Joseph Albert Wright Parke Democratic Dec 2, 1839 to Feb 24, 1840
11   Samuel H. McCord Parke Whig Dec 7, 1840 to Dec 6, 1841
12   Hugh J. Bradley Parke Whig Dec 6, 1841 to Dec 2, 1844
13   William Garten Coffin Parke Whig Dec 2, 1844 to Dec 6, 1847
14   Isaac Chenoweth Parke, Vermillion Whig Dec 6, 1847 to Dec 4, 1848
15   William P. Dole Parke, Vermillion Whig Dec 4, 1848 to Dec 1, 1851
16   Oliver P. Davis Parke, Vermillion Democratic Dec 1, 1851 to Nov 3, 1852
17   Matthew A. Simpson Parke, Vermillion Whig Nov 3, 1852 to Nov 8, 1854
18   Samuel T. Ensey Parke, Vermillion Indiana People's Party Nov 8, 1854 to Nov 5, 1856
   Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 5, 1856 to Nov 3, 1858
19   George Kirkpatrick Steele Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 3, 1858 to Nov 5, 1862
20   Oliver P. Davis Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 5, 1862 to Nov 7, 1866
21   Thomas N. Rice Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 7, 1866 to Nov 9, 1870
22   John Collett Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 9, 1870 to Nov 4, 1874
23   James Thomas Johnston Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 4, 1874 to Nov 6, 1878
24   Oliver P. Davis Parke, Vermillion Greenback Nov 6, 1878 to Nov 3, 1880
   Parke, Vermillion Democratic Nov 3, 1880 to Nov 8, 1882
25   John H. Lindley Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 8, 1882 to Nov 3, 1886
26   Robert B. Sears Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 3, 1886 to Nov 5, 1890
27   George W. Hobson Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 5, 1890 to Nov 7, 1894
28   William F. Kerns Parke, Vermillion Republican Nov 7, 1894 to Nov 9, 1898
29   Otis McCullough Keyes Parke, Vermillion, Vigo Republican Nov 9, 1898 to Nov 5, 1902
30   James Solomon Barcus Parke, Vermillion, Vigo Republican Nov 5, 1902 to Nov 7, 1906
31   George Enoch Hanna Montgomery, Parke Republican Nov 7, 1906 to Nov 9, 1910
32   William Marshall White Montgomery, Parke Republican Nov 9, 1910 to Nov 8, 1916
33   George L. Laney Parke, Vigo Democratic Nov 8, 1916 to Nov 3, 1920
34   Frank Monroe Adams Parke, Vigo Republican Nov 3, 1920 to Nov 8, 1922
   Clay, Parke Republican Nov 8, 1922 to Nov 5, 1924
35   Christopher Herman Pell Clay, Parke Republican Nov 5, 1924 to Nov 9, 1932
36   William Henry Benjamin Rupert Clay, Parke Democratic Nov 9, 1932 to Nov 6, 1940
37   Christopher Herman Pell Clay, Parke Republican Nov 6, 1940 to Nov 8, 1944
38   Ralph Edgar Porter Clay, Parke Republican Nov 8, 1944 to Nov 3, 1948
39   Clayton Earl Moss Clay, Parke Democratic Nov 3, 1948 to Apr 30, 1950
   Vacant Clay, Parke Apr 30, 1950 to Nov 8, 1950
40   Ray Franklin Cummins Clay, Parke Democratic Nov 8, 1950 to Nov 5, 1952
41   Samuel Clifton McQueen Clay, Parke Republican Nov 5, 1952 to Nov 9, 1960
42   Kenneth William Reagin Clay, Parke Democratic Nov 9, 1960 to Nov 4, 1964
43   James Marion Kirtley Montgomery, Parke, Putnam Democratic Nov 4, 1964 to Nov 9, 1966
44   Joseph William Harrison District 17 Republican Nov 9, 1966 to Nov 8, 1972
45   Herman Joseph Fanning, Jr. District 38 Democratic Nov 8, 1972 to Nov 8, 1978
46   William Charles Dunbar District 38 Republican Nov 8, 1978 to Nov 5, 1986
47   Robert F. Hellmann District 38 Democratic Nov 5, 1986 to Dec 1, 1997
48   Richard Allen Thompson District 24 Republican Nov 4, 1992 to Nov 6, 1996
   Vacant District 38 Nov 6, 1996 to Dec 20, 1997
49   Mark Blade District 38 Democratic Dec 20, 1997 to Nov 6, 2002
50   Phil Boots District 23 Republican Nov 6, 2002 to Present