David Stuart Parker
|David Stuart Parker|
|16th Governor of the Panama Canal Zone|
|Preceded by||Robert John Fleming|
|Succeeded by||Harold Robert Parfitt|
March 22, 1919|
|Died||May 9, 1990
Marin General Hospital
He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1940, an institution where he later taught. In World War II, he served on the staff of Admiral Chester Nimitz and on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur in Tokyo, Japan as the chief of construction. In 1948, he returned to the United States and completed a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He married Betty Augur and they had as their children: David Parker and Bruce Parker of Washington, D.C.; Steven Parker of Fairbanks, Alaska; and a daughter, Ann Parker Diggory of Saratoga Springs, New York.
He was Lieutenant Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1963 to 1965. He served a tour in Vietnam commanding engineers from 1968 to 1969. He was Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1971 to 1975.
- Panama Canal Authority biography
- "David Stuart Parker". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
- BillionGraves.com Headstone Record
Walter Philip Leber
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