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LaRue Parker : biography

21 July 1935 - 20 May 2011

Sundra LaRue Martin Parker (1935–2011) was the former Chairperson of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. She served as chairperson as early as 2000,Meredith, Howard. Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. (retrieved 6 Sept 2009) and was re-elected over opposition candidate, Christine Smith Noah, in the July 9, 2005 election. In 2009, Park was succeeded in the position by Brenda Shemayme Edwards. NewsOK.(retrieved 13 Sept 2009)

Parker was born on 21 July 1935. Her parents were Michael and Wynema Southerland Martin. Lawton Constitution. 21 May 2011 (retrieved 19 June 2011) Her father, Michael Martin, or Silver Moon, of Verden, Oklahoma was a prolific painter with several pieces in the Caddo Heritage Museum's permanent collection. Caddo Nation. February 2005 (retrieved 27 July 2010)

LaRue was Caddo tribal princess in 1951. On 29 December 1951, Parker married Leonard Parker, and together they had six children.

Parker died on 20 May 2011 in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

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