Maj. Gen. David S. Parker; Panama Canal Governor During Riots
Maj. Gen. David S. Parker, 71, who was governor of the Panama Canal Zone when U.S. troops were called in during rioting there in 1964. Four American soldiers and 20 Panamanians were killed in the unrest, and talks that followed led to establishment of the current Panama Canal Treaty. Parker retired from the Army in 1975 and became vice president and director of corporate planning for International Engineering Co. in San Francisco. In Belvedere, Calif., on May 9 of congestive heart failure.