1807–1869

October 1, 1807, Lebanon, Connecticut.

July 16, 1869, Chicago, Illinois.

Mound Cemetery, Racine College (now the DeKoven Center), Racine, Wisconsin.

Park was educated at Union College and the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He served in the army, then taught chemistry at the University of Penn­syl­van­ia.

He took Holy Orders in the Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal Church and was ordained in 1843. He served as president of Ra­cine College, Wis­con­sin (1852–59); chancellor there (1858–63); Rector of St. Luke’s Epis­co­pal Church in Ra­cine (1856–63); and principal of a school in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, from 1863 until his death.

He is sometimes confused with his son of the same name, who became a well known surgeon. The elder Park’s works include:

  1. Jesus Spreads His Banner o’er Us

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