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PARKER, Francis Wayland, educator, born in Bedford, New Hampshire, 9 October, 1837. He was educated in the public schools and at the University of Berlin, and taught during his early manhood, but at the beginning of the civil war enlisted as a private in the 4th regiment of New Hampshire volunteers, from which he was mustered out in 1865 as lieutenant-colonel. He then resumed teaching, was superintendent of public schools in Quincy, Massachusetts, supervisor of the Boston public schools, and subsequently principal of the Cook county normal school, Illinois. Dartmouth gave him the degree of M. A. in 1886. He has published " Talks on Teaching" (New York, 1883) ; "The Practical Teacher" (1884); " Course in Arithmetic" (1884) ; and " How to Teach Geography" (1885).
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