Edward Taylor Parsons
- Salesman, mountaineer,
photographer, Sierra Club Director.
- Parsons received
a degree from the University of Rochester in 1886, and became one
of the first salesmen for the Sherwin-Williams Company. He travelled
throughout the west and settled in San Francisco about 1900.
- Parsons was
an active mountaineer and conservationist and wrote about his experiences,
illustrating many of his articles with his photographs. He assisted
William Colby in establishing the Sierra Club's outings program. At
the time of his death in 1914 he was on the Board of Directors of
the Sierra Club. His wife, Marion
was elected to take his place and served as the club's first woman
board member until 1936.
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