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Lewis Wardlwa Parker

Lewis Wardlwa Parker, American cotton manufacturer.


  • Parker, Lewis Wardlwa was born on July 11, 1865 in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Henry and Lucia (Wardlaw) Parker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of South Carolina., Columbia, South Carolina., 1885, Bachelor of Laws, 1887.


    • Taught school, Columbia, 1885-1888. Practiced law, Greenville, South Carolina., member firm of Haynsworth & Parker, 1888-1897. Since engaged in cotton manufacturing, banking, and other business enterprises, 1911.

      President Parker Cotton Mills Compnay. Vice-president Piedmont Savings & Investment Company. Member Executive Committee American Home Fire Insurance Company, and Southeastern Life Insurance Company Ex-president American Cotton Manufacturers’ Association.


    Clubs: Poinsett (Greenville, South Carolina.), Maryland (Baltimore), New York (New York), Manufacturers (Charlotte, North Carolina), Columbia (Columbia, South Carolina.).


    • Married Margaret Smith, of Richmond, Virginia, June 6, 1903.
    • father: William Henry Parker
    • mother: Lucia (Wardlaw) Parker
    • spouse: Margaret Smith
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