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John Milliken Parker 1920

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Born: March 16, 1863 in Washington, Louisiana
Political Affiliation: Progressive and Democrat
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian
Education: Chamberlain Hunt Academy, Belle View Academy and Eastman's Business School
Career Prior to Term: President of the Cotton Exchange and New Orleans Board of Trade; Progressive Party candidate for Governor in 1916; nominated by the Progressives for Vice President in 1916
How He Became Governor: Elected in 1920
Career after Term: Devoted himself to his experimental farm at Bayou Sara near St. Francisville; became leader of the Anti-Long Constitutional League
Died: May 20, 1939 in Pass Christian, Mississippi and emtombed in New Orleans