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Larry Parker
Louisiana State Representative
for Rapides Parish

In office
1964–1968
Preceded by Charles K. McHenry

Robert J. Munson
Ed Rand

Succeeded by T. C. Brister

W. K. Brown
R. W. "Buzzy" Graham Robert J. Munson

Personal details
Born (1922-04-01)April 1, 1922
Place of birth missing
Died September 18, 1996(1996-09-18) (aged 74)
Pineville, Rapides Parish

Louisiana, USA

Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ball, Louisiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sylvia Snyder Parker (married c. 1954-1996, his death)
Children Michael "Mike" L. Parker

Kenneth "Ken" L. Parker
Dianna L. Dauzart
Cathy L. Smith

Residence Alexandria, Louisiana
Occupation Businessman
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Battles/wars World War II

Larry Parker (April 1, 1922 – September 18, 1996)[1] was a businessman from Alexandria, Louisiana, who served a single term from 1964 to 1968 in the Louisiana House of Representatives from Rapides Parish. His tenure corresponded with the first administration of Governor John McKeithen.[2]

Parker owned a coin shop and was president of the Alexandria Association, an organization of merchants. He was also a deputy for the Rapides Parish Sheriff's office and a radio news commentator.[1][3] Parker and his wife, the former Sylvia Snyder (1936-2011), the daughter of Lewis Andrew Snyder and the former Eva Bland, had four children, Michael "Mike" L. Parker and wife Lesley, Kenneth "Ken" L. Parker and wife Susan, Dianna L. Dauzart & husband Gary, and Cathy L. Smith.[3]

Parker died at the age of seventy-four at the Alexandria Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located across the Red River in Pineville, Louisiana.[1] Mrs. Parker died in Rogers, Arkansas, also at the age of seventy-four. Larry and Sylvia Parker are interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ball north of Pineville in Rapides Parish. Former State Senator B. G. Dyess, a Southern Baptist pastor, officiated at Mrs. Snyder's funeral service on February 14, 2011.[3]

In 1966, Parker ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Louisiana's 8th congressional district, since disbanded.[4] He lost to the one-term incumbent, Speedy Long of LaSalle Parish.

In the spring of 1977, Parker ran for mayor of Alexandria in an all-Democratic contest in which Carroll E. Lanier unseated John K. Snyder.[1]

References[]

Preceded by
Charles K. McHenry

Robert J. Munson
Ed Rand

Louisiana State Representative for Rapides Parish (three-member district)

Larry Parker
1964–1968
Served alongside:
Robert J. Munson
William P. Polk

Succeeded by
Four-member district with Grant Parish:

T. C. Brister
W. K. Brown
R. W. "Buzzy" Graham
Robert J. Munson

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