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Cader Atkins Parker

C.A. Parker
Full Name: Cader Atkins Parker
Birth date: May 16, 1810
Death date: January 19, 1886

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 14th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Cader A. Parker, birth date 5/16/1810 in North Carolina, death date 1/19/1886 in Mount Vernon, burial in Providence Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Franklin County. Find a Grave .
  • Foreword, biographical sketch, photos/portraits, and reprint of biographical sketch from The Gospel Messenger, March 1884, pp. 4-8, 24, 32-40, Ancestors and Descendants of Cader Atkins Parker, 1810-1886, by his great grandson Robert S. Roddenberry, Jr., 1959. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Cader Atkins Parker, p. 194. Burial in Providence Cemetery near Mount Vernon. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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