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educator , theologian

Franklin Nutting Parker, American theologian, educator. Member Uniting Conference; Member Chi Phi.; Mason.


Parker, Franklin Nutting was born on May 20, 1867 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Son of Linus and Ellen Katharine (Burruss) Parker.


Centenary College of Louisiana, Jackson, 1883-1884. Tulane University, 1885. Vanderbilt University, 1885.

Doctor of Divinity, Centenary, 1901, Trinity, 1916.


Ordained deacon Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1888, elder, 1889. Pastor Patterson, Louisiana, 1886, Carrollton Avenue Church, New Orleans, 1888-1890, Parker Chapel, 1891-1892, Rayne Memorial Church, New Orleans, 1893-1896, First Church, Baton Rouge, 1897-1899, Carondelet St. Church, New Orleans, 1900-1902. Presiding elder Baton Rouge District, 1903-1904.

Pastor First Church, Monroe, Louisiana, 1905. Presiding elder New Orleans District, 1907-1910. Professor Biblical literature, Trinity College, Durham, North Carolina, 1911-1915.

Professor systematic theology, Emory University, 1915-1942, former dean Candler School Theology. Retired since 1941. Delegate General Conference Mechanical Engineering Church, S., 7 times. Delegate Ecumenical Methodist Conference, London, 1901, Toronto, 1911.

Elected bishop Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Atlanta, Georgia., May 1918, but declined.


Member Uniting Conference. Member Chi Phi.; Mason.


Married Minnie Greves Jones, December 20, 1899.

Linus Parker

Ellen Katharine (Burruss) Parker

Minnie Greves Jones