Parker, John M.

Progressive Party 1916 vice presidential candidate, Louisiana governor

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(1863-1939) President of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and the Board of Trade, Louisiana politician, Governor 1920-24, friend and admirer of Theodore Roosevelt. 1916 Progressive Party gubernatorial candidate and 1916 national Progressive Party candidate for vice president, but Theodore Roosevelt returned to the GOP fold and endorsed Charles Evans Hughes. In 1920 Parker returned to the Democratic fold and was elected governor. As governor he was known for his interest in building gravel roads in rural areas, advocated increased oil and gas severance taxes to finance public education, and opposed the New Orleans political machine. A staunch conservationist of natural resources and the environment, he was skeptical of large business combinations that tended to become monopolies. Parker led the move to draw up the Louisiana Constitution of 1921, and pushed for relocating Louisiana State University from the downtown to the southern part of Baton Rouge. The 12,000-seat John M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum on the LSU campus is named for him. ANS (autograph note signed) on bottom of Logansport, Indiana collector’s autograph request letter: “Yes, Sir, you are very welcome. Resptly [signature] Aug./ 31/33-.”

Condition: Very good, 2 mail folds
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