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RIDER, George Thomas, clergyman, born in Rice City, Rhode Island, 21 February, 1829. He was graduated at Trinity in 1850, studied divinity, and took orders in the Protestant Episcopal church. From 1853 till 1855 he was rector of St. John's, Canandaigua, New York, and from 1856 till 1860 of St. John's, Pitts-burg, Pennsylvania, which latter church edifice was built under his supervision. In 1860 he removed to Poughkeepsie, New York, where he conducted the Cottage Hill seminary for young ladies till 1874. He has since devoted his time to literary labor, and has been a contributor to many journals and periodicals. At present (1888) he is on the editorial staff of the New York "Churchman." Mr. Rider has published " Plain Music for the Book of Common Prayer" (New York, 1854); "Lyra Anglicana, or a Hymnal of Sacred Poetry, selected from the Best English Writers, and arranged after the Order of the Apostles' Creed"; and "Lyra Americana, or Verses of Praise and Faith from American Poets" (1864).
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