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Parrish, Edward (31 May 1822–09 September 1872), pharmacist, teacher, and college president, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Parrish, a prominent physician, and Susanna Cox. He attended the Friends’ School and then was apprenticed to his pharmacist brother, Dillwyn Parrish. During his apprenticeship he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, graduating in 1842. In 1843 Parrish opened his own drugstore in Philadelphia. In 1848 he married Margaret Hunt, with whom he had five children....