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Mary Evelyn Parker

Born: Nov 8, 1920

Death: Jan 17, 2015

Birthplace: Vernon Parish

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Mary Evelyn Parker

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1920
Date of Death : Jan 17, 2015
Birth Place : Vernon Parish

Mary Evelyn Dickerson Parker was a Democrat who served as the Louisiana state treasurer from 1968 to 1987, the first woman to have held the position. Prior to her tenure as treasurer, Parker, a long-term resident of Baton Rouge, held several appointed positions in state government. She was an integral part of the Long faction and a close friend and strategist for both Governor Earl Kemp Long and his wife, Blanche Revere Long, and later for Governor John J. McKeithen.


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