Teacher; publishers’ agent; elected official. Born– January 13, 1843, LaGrange, Ga. Parents– John (founder of LaGrange College) and Sarah (Neary) Park. Married– Stella Swanson; Married– Ella H. Holt (died 1890)– Two children; Married– Emily Hendree Stewart, April 27, 1892.   Education– Attended Greenville Academy and Brownwood Institute in LaGrange; Emory University and Alabama A & M College (Auburn). Served as a captain in the 12th Alabama Regiment, C.S.A.; wounded and captured, September 19, 1864. Taught at Tuskegee High School; principal of the Lucas Institute at Mt. Meigs; principal of La Grange High School. Moved to Macon, Georgia, in 1872, and worked as agent for a publishing firm; elected Georgia State Treasurer in 1900 and served until his death in 1909.   Member State Agricultural Society, Masons, and other civic organizations.  Trustee of Emory College and Wesleyan Female College, Macon.  Awarded honorary degrees by both Emory and Auburn.  Died May 7, 1909.


Loyless, Thomas W. Georgia Public Men, 1902-04.  Atlanta; Byrd Printing Co., 1902.

Northen, William J.  Men of Mark in Georgia.  Atlanta:  A.B. Caldwell, 1907-1912.

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


Twelfth Alabama Regiment. Richmond, Va.; William Ellis Jones, 1906.


Correspondence and business papers of Robert Emory Park are included in the Lemuel Madison Park Papers held by the Emory University Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. [Lemuel Park was a brother of Robert Emory Park.]