Edwin Wallace Parker

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Edwin Wallace Parker (January 21, 1833 – June 4, 1901) was an American Methodist Episcopal missionary bishop.


He was born at St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He was educated at the St. Johnsbury Academy and at the General Biblical Institute at Concord, New Hampshire, joining the Vermont Conference of his denomination in 1857.

In 1859 he sailed for India and spent the rest of his life there. He was stationed first in the Bijnor district, and later he was for several years superintendent of the Moradabad mission schools. On the organization of the India Conference in 1864 he became presiding elder. In 1900 he was elected Missionary Bishop of Southern Asia.



  • Wikisource-logo.svg Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Parker, Edwin Wallace". Encyclopedia Americana.
  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.

Further reading[edit]

  • J. H. Messmore. The Life of Edwin Wallace Parker (New York, 1903)