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Clergyman , physician , Surgeon

Edmund Lee Woodward, American clergyman, physician, surgeon.


Woodward, Edmund Lee was born on January 29, 1873 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Warner Minor and Mary Eliza Kennedy (Stewart) Woodward.


Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, University of Virginia, 1896, Doctor of Medicine 1897. Graduate Polyclinic Post-Graduate School, Philadelphia, 1899. Bachelor of Divinity, Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1910, Doctor of Divinity, 1943.


Missionary Protestant Episcopal Church, China, 1899-1914. Founded St. James Hospital, Anking, 1900, director until 1907, also consultant until 1914. Deacon, 1909, priest, 1910, Protestant Episcopal Church.

First dean Cathedral of Our Saviour, Anking, 1910-1914. Rector Grace Church, The Plains, Virginia, 1914-1921. Dean Piedmont Convocation, Diocese of Virginia, 1916-1917, 1920-1921.

Dean Richmond Convocation, 1922-1923. Dean Valley Convocation, 1935-1937. Dean, 1921-1928, and charter trustee, since 1919, Church Schools in Diocese of Virginia, Inc., Protestant Episcopal Church.

Founder Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, 1925, rector, 1925-1941. Founder and director Shrine Mont (center for devotion and fellowship), Orkney Springs, since 1928. Editor: The Virginia Churchman, 1922-1928.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: The Virginia Churchman, 1922-1928.


Member Phi Theta Psi, Pi Museum. Mason (K.T.).


Married Frances Peyton Gibson, d. Children: David Stuart, John Minor.

Warner Minor Woodward

Mary Eliza Kennedy (Stewart) Woodward

Frances Peyton Gibson

David Stuart Woodward

John Minor Woodward