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Edwin Anderson Penick


Edwin Anderson Penick, American bishop. Member Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Beta Kappa.; Club: Rotary (honorary).


Penick, Edwin Anderson was born on April 4, 1887 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States. Son of Edwin Anderson and Mary Atchinson (Shipman) Penick.


Bachelor of Arts, University of the South, 1908, Doctor of Divinity, 1922. A.M., Harvard, 1909; graduate Theological Seminary of Virginia, 1912, Doctor of Divinity, 1922. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of North Carolina, 1948.


Deacon, 1912, priest, 1913, Protestant Episcopal Church. Rector St. Paul’s Church, Bennettsville, South Carolina., 1912-1914, Church of the Good Shepherd, Columbia, South Carolina., 1914-1917, St. Peter’s Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1919-1922. Consecrated bishop coadjutor Diocese of North Carolina, October 15, 1922, bishop Diocese of North Carolina, December 27, 1932.

Ex-chairman North Carolina Commision on Interracial Cooperation. Ex-pres North Carolina Council of Churches Civilian chaplain Episcopal Church War Commission, Camp Jackson, South Carolina., February-September 1918. First lieutenant chaplain United States Army.

Honorary discharged, January 1919. Trustee University of the South, St. Augustine’s College, Raleigh (president of the board). President of the board of trustees St. Mary’s School (Raleigh).

President board of managers, Thompson Orphanage, Charlotte. Vice president House of Bishops, 1946.


Member Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Beta Kappa. Club: Rotary (honorary).


Married Caroline Inglesby Dial, June 20, 1917. Children: Edwin Anderson, George Dial, Charles Inglesby.

Edwin Anderson Penick

Mary Atchinson (Shipman) Penick

Caroline Inglesby Dial

Edwin Anderson Penick

George Dial Penick

Charles Inglesby Penick