Charles D. Parker

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Charles Durwin Parker
12th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
In office
Preceded by Milton Pettit
Succeeded by James M. Bingham
Personal details
Born (1827-12-27)December 27, 1827
Coos County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died December 27, 1925(1925-12-27) (aged 98)
River Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Father Luther Parker

Charles Durwin Parker (December 27, 1827 – December 27, 1925) was a Wisconsin politician.


He was born in Coos County, New Hampshire in 1827; his family moved to Waukesha County, Wisconsin in 1836. Parker then moved to the town of Pleasant Valley, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Parker served as chairman of the Pleasant Valley Town Board and on the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors. He served as a Democrat in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1869 to 1870 and served two terms as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, from 1874 until 1878 under Governors William Taylor and Harrison Ludington. From 1880 until 1888 he was a regent of the University of Wisconsin, and from 1880 until 1895 a member of the Wisconsin Board of Control. He died in 1925 in River Falls, Wisconsin.[1][2][3]


Parker was the son of Luther Parker, President of the Republic of Indian Stream.[4]


  1. ^ The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin. 9th ed. Madison: Atwood & Rublee, 1870, p. 370.
  2. ^ R. M. Bashford (comp.). The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin. 16th ed. Madison: R. B. Bolens, 1877, p. 445.
  3. ^ 'Last of "Lost Republic" Survivors Dies'. Manitowoc Herald News, December 28, 1925, p. 1.
  4. ^ Pike, Robert E. (1988). Spiked Boots. Dublin, New Hampshire: Yankee Books. p. 110. ISBN 0-89909-137-7.

Further reading

  • "Wisconsin Constitutional Officers; Lieutenant Governors" (PDF). State of Wisconsin Blue Book 2005–2006. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. July 2005. p. 31. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 25, 2007. Retrieved October 6, 2007.
  • "Charles D. Parker". Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2007.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Milton Pettit
Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
James M. Bingham
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