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bishop , Methodist Church

Edwin F. Lee, American bishop, Methodist Church. Decorated Officer of Academy, Order University Palms (France), 1919; Cross of Mercy (Jugoslavia), 1921; King George V silver jubilee medal (British), 1935; Medal for Merit (United States), 1947.


Lee, Edwin F. was born on July 10, 1884 in Eldorado, Fayette County, Iowa, United States. Son of Andrew and Carrie (Anderson) Lee.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1909, S.T.D., 1945. Doctor of Divinity, Upper Iowa U., 1918, Doctor of Laws, 1939. Bachelor of Divinity, Garrett Graduate School of Theology, 1924, Doctor of Divinity, 1928.

Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1924.


Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1908. Pastor New Hampton, Iowa, 1908-1910. Missionary, Batavia (Java) and pastor Wesley Church, Kuala Lumpur (Malaya), 1910-1912.

Central Methodist Episcopal Church (American), Manila, P.I., 1912-1915, Rockford, Iowa, 1915-1917. Associate secretary Mechanical Engineering Board Foreign Missions, New York, 1919-1924. Pastor Wesley Church, Singapore, Straits Settlements, and superintendent Singapore district, 1924-1928.

Missionary bishop, Malaysia and P.I., since 1928.


Served as chaplain United States Army, 1917-1919, with American Expeditionary Forces from January 1918. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Member American Academy of Political and Social Science, American Institute of Pacific Relations (New York), Chicago Council on Foreign Relations.

Mason (K.T., 32°).


Married Edna Dorman, June 8, 1909.

Andrew Lee

Carrie (Anderson) Lee

Edna Dorman