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RICE, Isaac Leopold, author, born in Wachenheim. Bavaria, 22 February, 1850. He was brought to the United States in 1856, educated at Philadelphia high-school, and studied music in that city .and in 1866-'8 at the Paris conservatoire, acting while there as correspondent of the Philadelphia "Evening Bulletin." He taught music and languages for some time in England, and in the autumn of 1869 established himself as a music-teacher in New York city. He was graduated at Columbia law-school in 1880, founded the academy of political science, and was lecturer and librarian of the political science library of Columbia in 1882-'3, and then entered on the practice of the special branch of railroad law, acting also as instructor in Columbia college law-school till 1886. He was one .of the founders of the "Forum" in New York city in 1885, and, besides articles on political science, has published "What is Music ?" (New York, 1875) and " How Geometrical Lines have their Counterparts in Music" (1880).
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