Gerard Parker

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Clifford Gerard Parker, known as Gerard Parker (July 24, 1936 – December 1, 2012)[1] was Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for 16 days in 1995. Prior to this he had served as Vice Chief for six years. He had also served in the United States Army, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Following his tenure as Principal Chief, Parker resumed his duty as Vice Chief under Joyce Dugan.[2][3]

Preceded by
Jonathan L. Taylor
Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Succeeded by
Joyce Dugan


  1. ^ "Clifford Parker obituary". Long House Funeral Home. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Former Cherokee chief dies". 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Former Principal Chief passes away". 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2012-12-05.