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Walt Parker

Walt Parker
Full Name: Walter Earl Parker
Birth date: July 23, 1917
Death date: January 22, 2010

Terms of Service

  • House, 65th (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/11/1977 - 1/5/1978
    Democrat
  • House, 64th (1) Legislature
    1/14/1975 - 1/11/1977
    Democrat
  • House, 63rd Legislature
    1/9/1973 - 1/14/1975
    Democrat
  • House, 62nd Legislature
    1/12/1971 - 1/9/1973
    Democrat
  • House, 61st Legislature
    1/14/1969 - 1/12/1971
    Democrat
(1) Oath date not found in journal. Not present at organization of the House 1/15/1975. Granted leave of absence due to illness, 1/14/1975, p. 9, and subsequent days. Present for roll call vote on 2/10/1975, p. 422. Statement of vote on p. 287 indicates unable to vote on HB 421 due to recent surgery. House Journal .
(2) W. Tip Hall, Jr., in special runoff election 3/21/1978, sworn 3/29/1978, succeeded Walter E. Parker, resigned 1/5/1978. Hall's first session was 65th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Walt Parker resignation letters dated 1/4/1978, effective 1/5/1978. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office .
(4) Special election 2/18/1978, runoff 3/21/1978. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001 .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Walter Earl Parker, birth date 7/23/1917, death date 1/22/2010, interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Denton, Denton County; obituary and photo. Find a Grave .
  • "From the Football Field to the State Capitol, He 'Did A Lot of Great Things' for the University of North Texas," 1/27/2010, Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Photo and obituary, 1/23/2010. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Oral history interview available in Oral History Collection, University of North Texas .
  • Walter Earl Parker pedigree. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Notice of death, 2/3/2010. Speaker of the House .
  • Parker, Walter Earl. Cenotaph. Texas State Cemetery .
  • United States Army Air Corps, World War II, Korean War. Texas State Cemetery .
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