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Clergyman

Louis Alexander Parker, American clergyman. Decorated Cross of Knight of Order George I (Greek); recipient letters of commendation by ecumenical patriarch Meletios IV for assisting Greek refugees. Delaware to General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church, 1910.

Background

Parker, Louis Alexander was born on June 29, 1887 in Goliad, Texas, United States. Son of Louis Alexander and Anna Belle (Burriss) Parker.

Education

Student General Theological Seminary, 1914-1916, University of Chicago, 1917, National Biblical Seminary (New York), 1928. Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1929, A.M., 1932.

Career

Ordained deacon, Protestant Episcopal Church, 1916, priest, 1921. Pastor St. Ambrose Church, Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1917-1918, Trinity Parish, Victoria, Texas, 1919-1921, St. Agnes Chapel, Trinity Parish, New York City, 1924-1926, St. Simon’s Parish, Brooklyn, New York, 1928-1934, St. Andrew’s Church, Nogales, Arizona, 1935-1938. Rector—Old—St. John’s Parish, Kingsville, Baltimore County, Maryland., 1938-1945 (Baltimore County oldest parish, dating from 1680).

Resigned May 1945, to take up war work. Appointed staff officer, United Service Organizations, Richmond, Virginia, in charge of religious and educational activities. Rector of All Saints Parish, San Benito, Texas till 1951.

Rector —Old Saint Anna’s Church since 1951.

Membership

Served as private 416th Railway Battalion, Signal corpus, United States army, 1918, sergeant and unofficial battalion chapplain, 1918-1919. Member American Legion, Veterans 7th New York National Guard, Kappa Phi Kappa, Alpha Omicron.

Connections

Married Mistress; children: Mary Lou, Judith Ann (deceased).

father:
Louis Alexander Parker

mother:
Anna Belle (Burriss) Parker

spouse:
Mistress

child:
Mary Lou Parker

child:
Judith Ann Parker (deceased)