The New International Encyclopædia/Parker, Francis Wayland
PARKER, Francis Wayland (1837-1902). An American educator, born in Bedford, N. H. He was principal of a school in Manchester, N. H. (1865-68), and of one in Dayton, Ohio, from 1868 until 1872, when he went to Germany for a course at the Berlin University. Afterwards he was school superintendent in Quincy, Mass. (1875-80), supervisor in Boston (1880-83), principal of Cook County, Ill., Normal School (1883-90), and of the Chicago Normal School (1896-99). He was appointed president of the Chicago Institute in 1899. His publications include: Talks on Teaching (1883); The Practical Teacher (1884); Course in Arithmetic (1884); and How to Study Geography (1889).