Edmund P. Clowney (1917-2005) was a
theologian, educator, and pastor. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from
Wheaton College in 1939, a Bachelor of Theology from
Westminster Theological Seminary in 1942, a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School in 1944, and a Doctor of Divinity from Wheaton College in 1966.
Clowney was ordained in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and served as pastor for churches in Connecticut, Illinois, and New Jersey from 1942 to 1946. He joined Westminster Theological Seminary as an assistant professor of practical theology in 1952.
In 1966 he became the first president of that seminary, and remained so until 1984, when he became the theologian-in-residence of Trinity Presbyterian Church (part of the
Presbyterian Church in America) in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1990, he moved to Escondido, California where he was adjunct professor at Westminster Seminary California. For two years beginning in 2001
he served as associate pastor at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas after which Clowney returned to Trinity Presbyterian Church as part-time theologian-in-residence, a position he held until his death in 2005.