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Marion Wesley Parker

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Marion Wesley Parker, American government official. Recipient scholarship award American Management Association, 1959; Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American.


Parker, Marion Wesley was born on December 4, 1907 in Salisbury, Maryland, United States. Son of John Clarence and Verta (Parsons) Parker.


Bachelor of Science, Hampden-Sydney College, 1928. Master of Sciences, University Maryland., 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932.


Instructor plant biochemistry, plant microchemistry U. Maryland., 1931. Assistant plant physiologist Maryland. Experiment Station, 1932-1936.

Associate plant physiology United States Department of Agriculture, 1936-1940, physiologist, 1940-1948, senior physiologist, 1948-1951, principal physiologist, 1951-1952, head agriculturist, also head rubber investigations, 1952-1954, head weed investigations Agricultural Research Service, 1954-1956, assistant director crops research, 1956-1957, director crops research division Agricultural Research Service, 1957-1964, director research program development and evaluation staff, 1964-1965, associate administrator, since 1965. Member Welfare Association Board Counselor Washington Botanical Society.


  • Editorial board Annual Review Plant Physiology.


Member of executive board National Capitol area Boy Scouts American, past chairman Southern Maryland. district. Member council, chairman budget and finance committee Town of College Park. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member Plant Industry Association (president 1950-1951), American Society Agronomy, American Society Plant Physiologists, Botanical Society American, Botanical Society Washington, Washington Academy Sciences, American Naturalists, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Chi Beta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa. Club: Rotary.


Married Katherine Hagan, September 19, 1931. Children: John Clarence II, Mary Louise.

John Clarence Parker

Verta (Parsons) Parker

Katherine Hagan

John Clarence II Parker

Mary Louise Parker