C.A. Parker

Cader Atkins Parker

Full Name: Cader Atkins Parker
Date of birth: May 16, 1810
Date of death: January 19, 1886

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Lone Star / Titus   Red River, Titus

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Foreword, biographical sketch, photos/portraits, and reprint of biographical sketch from The Gospel Messenger, March 1884, pp. 4-8, 24, 32-40, Ancestors and Descendants of Cader Atkins Parker, 1810-1886, by his great grandson Robert S. Roddenberry, Jr., 1959. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Cader Atkins Parker, p. 194. Burial in Providence Cemetery near Mount Vernon. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Other Resources

  • Cader A. Parker, birth date 5/16/1810 in North Carolina, death date 1/19/1886 in Mount Vernon, burial in Providence Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Franklin County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. C.A. Parker, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Agriculture (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Removal of Judge M. Priest, 4th Judicial District  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Rooms in Capitol Building  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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