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PARKER, Michael (Mike), a Representative from Mississippi; born in Laurel, Jones County,
Miss., October 31, 1949; graduated from Franklin County High School, Meadville,
Miss., 1967; B.A., William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Miss., 1970; small
businessman; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First and to the three
succeeding Congresses, changed party affiliation to Republican on November 10,
1995, elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress (January 3,
1989-January 3, 1999); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred
Sixth Congress in 1998; unsuccessful candidate for governor of Mississippi in
2000; Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, 2001-2002.