Roswell A. Parmenter (September 20, 1821 Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York – February 1, 1904) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
He was the son of Dr. Azel Fiske Parmenter (born 1786) and Lavina (Ray) Parmenter. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Troy.
He was City Attorney of Troy from 1853 to 1854, and from 1871 to 1883.
He was a member of the New York State Senate (12th D.) in 1874 and 1875.
At the New York state election, 1881, he ran on the Democratic ticket for New York Attorney General, but was defeated by Republican Leslie W. Russell.
Parmenter was Corporation Counsel of Troy from 1886 to 1890.
He died on February 1, 1904 at age 82.
- Life Sketches of Government Officers and Members of the Legislature of the State of New York in 1875 by W. H. McElroy and Alexander McBride (pg. 93ff) [e-book]
- Courts and Lawyers of New York: A History, 1609-1925 by Alden Chester & Edwin Melvin Williams (Vol. I; pg. 1065)
- Annual Report: Including Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association ("Obituaries", Vol. 27, pg. 848)
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