PHOTO GALLERY: Former Republican statesman George Parker dies at 86

Thursday, May 28, 2009 | 9:15 p.m. CDT
The reflection of George Parker, the founder of the modern Republican Party in Boone County, appears on the picture of a young Parker with the F-101 Voodoo. During World War II, he flew a B-26 Marauder bomber. The photograph was taken at his home in Columbia on Dec. 11, 2006.

COLUMBIA — George Parker, 86, a former state representative in Boone County and the founder of the Pachyderm Club, died Wednesday in Columbia. When he was elected in 1966, he was the first Republican elected in Boone County since the Civil War and served three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives.

The Pachyderm Club is now a national organization recognized as an auxiliary to the GOP by the Republican National Committee.

The Missouri Republican Party issued a statement calling Parker a "pillar in the Republican Party."

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.