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  Parker, John Milliken
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NameJohn Milliken Parker
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, Louisiana , United States
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Born March 16, 1863
Died May 20, 1939 (76 years)
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May 27, 2011 10:42pm
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InfoJohn M. Parker, liberal Louisiana Democratic politician.

Born in Bethel Church MS on 3/16/1863 to John M. & Roberta Buckner Parker. Family moved to New Orleans in 1871.

President of the New Orleans Board of Trade and the Cotton Exchange. President of the Southern Commercial Congress, first President of the Mississippi Valley Association.

Joined the Progressive Party in 1912 after being removed from his positions in the state Democratic Party.

Candidate for Vice President (Prg) 1916

Flood relief director in 1912, 1922, and 1927.

National food administrator for Louisiana in 1916

Governor (D-LA) 1920-1924. During his term of office, his administration broke the strength of the Ku Klux Klan, which was running rampant in northern Louisiana and killed two blacks. He also moved a state university to a new and better location south of Baton Rouge.

Actively campaigned for Alfred E. Smith throughout the South in 1928

Died 5/20/1939 at his summer home in Pass Christian MS.

New York Times 5/21/1939

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  04/20/1920 LA Governor Won 97.47% (+94.94%)
  01/20/1920 LA Governor - D Primary Won 54.28% (+8.56%)
  11/07/1916 US Vice President Lost 0.00% (-52.17%)
  04/18/1916 LA Governor Lost 37.20% (-25.31%)
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