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Paul Lange Parker

food company executive

Paul Lange Parker, American former food company executive. Bar: Iowa 1948. President Minnesota Opera, 1986.


Parker, Paul Lange was born on April 27, 1921 in Des Moines. Son of Addison Melvin and Ida Louise (Lange) Parker.


Graduate, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1939. Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1943. Juris Doctor, University Iowa, 1948.


Practice in, Des Moines, 1948-1956. Assistant county attorney Polk County, 1950-1952. Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1953-1955.

Executive assistant to governor of Iowa, 1955-1956. General manager Canadian operations General Mills, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, 1960-1962, general manager international division Minneapolis, 1962-1964, vice president, director public relations, 1965-1969, senior vice president employee public relations, 1969-1976, executive vice president, chief administrative officer, 1976-1986. Director Charles Lindbergh Fund, Inc., Equitable of Iowa, Burlington Northern.


  • Bar: Iowa 1948.


President Minnesota Opera, 1986.


Married Allegra Willis, September 6, 1947. Children: Hugh C., Melissa W., Paul W.