George Doniphan Parker
George Parker was born in Berkley in 1870. His father, George Parker Sr. had been a Captain in the American Civil War and was a well-known attorney in Berkley. The younger Parker attended public schools in Norfolk, County and later studied at Randolph-Macon College. After leaving school, he went to work for the Norfolk & Southern Railroad Company. He then studied law at Washington and Lee College. He completed his legal studies in 1892, passed the bar, and then opened a partnership with his father called George D. Parker & Son. They practiced in civil, criminal, and maritime law. They were both very well respected lawyers throughout Norfolk County and around the country. Parker Jr. died in 1905.
William H. Stewart, History of Norfolk County Virginia and Representative Citizens, (Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company, 1902), 742.
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