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Colonel Tom Parker

1909 - 1997

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Thomas Andrew Parker (born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk; June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997), commonly known as Colonel Parker, was a Dutch musical entrepreneur, best known for being Elvis Presley's manager. Born in the Netherlands, Parker immigrated illegally to the United States at the age of 20. He changed his name and claimed to have been born in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colonel Tom Parker has received more than 7,856,164 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Colonel Tom Parker is the 286th most popular businessperson (down from 258th in 2019), the 415th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 377th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Dutch Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 286 out of 601Before him are Chuck Feeney, Lazare Ponticelli, B. C. Forbes, Edward Colston, Jimmy Lai, and John Paul Getty III. After him are Ken Aston, Serge Dassault, Ghislaine Maxwell, Bruce Buck, Mark Thatcher, and Mikimoto Kōkichi.

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Among people born in 1909, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 142Before him are Jerzy Andrzejewski, Sylvère Maes, Hermann Lang, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Johannes Willebrands, and Stephen Cole Kleene. After him are W. Montgomery Watt, Burl Ives, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Marion Dönhoff, Géza Toldi, and Bernhard Grzimek. Among people deceased in 1997, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 120Before him are Luigi Villoresi, David Doyle, Paul Carell, Georges Marchais, Saw Maung, and Lev Kopelev. After him are Lam Ching-ying, Maria Prymachenko, Juzo Itami, Béla Barényi, James A. Michener, and King Hu.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 415 out of 1,427Before him are Adriaen van de Venne (1589), Caspar van Wittel (1653), Louis Couperus (1863), Ronald de Boer (1970), Johannes Willebrands (1909), and Leonaert Bramer (1596). After him are Henk ten Cate (1954), Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1734), Isaac Titsingh (1745), Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau (1634), Anthon van Rappard (1858), and Tom Okker (1944).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Netherlands

Among businesspeople born in Netherlands, Colonel Tom Parker ranks 4Before him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), Frits Philips (1905), and Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten (1927). After him are Yolanda Hadid (1964) and Ton Roosendaal (1960).