Leger Dowell Parker
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Leger Dowell Parker, founder of Parker Automotive Group here, died here June 19. He was 84.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Don Rasmussen, founder of Don Rasmussen Co., one of the earliest Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the United States, died here April 27. He was 87.
Rasmussen opened a Studebaker dealership in 1950 before he acquired a Mercedes franchise in 1957.
The business today is operated by Rasmussen's son, Greg Rasmussen, and encompasses BMW, Mini and Land Rover franchises in the Portland area.