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S. Parker Oliphant

Construction company executive

S. Parker Oliphant, American construction company executive.

Background

Oliphant, S. Parker was born on October 26, 1927 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Abner Chambers and Ruth Parker (Larner) Oliphant.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Princeton University, 1949.

Career

Subdivsn. chairman 43 Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Lewistown, 1948. With William P. Lipscomb Company Inc., Washington, since 1949, field engineer, 1949—1950, payroll clerk, 1950, superintendent, 1951—1953, estimator, 1950—1954, project manager, 1953—1969, treasurer, since 1967, president, since 1971. Vice president House Realty & Development Company, Arlington, Virginia, 1971—1979.

Firm partner Mills, Oliphant & Truland, Washington, 1961—1986.

Membership

Vice president Spring Valley-Wesley Heights Citizens Association, 1971—1973, president, 1973—1974. Member District of Columbia Republican Committee, 1956—1979. President Columbia Hospital for Women, 1971—1973, board directors, 1967—1981, Children's Hospital, 1970—1972, Presbyterian Home District of Columbia, since 1975, vice president, 1978—1981, president, 1982—1986.

Member National Presbyterian School Board, 1973—1976. Member advisory board Textile Museum, since 1974. Member Woodrow Wilson House Council, 1983—1987, Maret School Board, 1976—1984, president, 1979—1982.

Board governors Columbia History Society, 1983—1987. Member of Associated General Contractors, Washington Building Congress, Chevy Chase Club (Maryland), Metropolitan Club (Washington) (director 1973-1980, vice president 1979-1980).

Connections

Married Martha Carmichael, June 2, 1962. Children: Leonard Carmichael, Samuel Duncan.