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RYDER, James, educator, born in Dublin, Ireland, 8 October, 1800; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 January, 1860. He was brought to the United States when a child, entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus at the age of thirteen, studied for five years at Georgetown college, and afterward completed his theological studies in Rome, Italy, where he remained five years. He was ordained a priest in 1825, and, after teaching theology and the sacred scriptures for three years at the College of Spoleto, he returned to the United States, and was for several years professor of theology and philosophy and vice-president of Georgetown college. In 1839 he became pastor of St. Mary's church, Philadelphia, and in the following year he took charge of a church in Frederick, Maryland, which he soon left to assume the presidency of Georgetown college. From 1843 till 1845 he was superior of the Jesuit order in the United States. In 1846 he became president of the College of the Holy Cross, which had been established three years before at Worcester, Massachusetts, but in 1848 he returned to his former post, in which he remained till 1851. He was a popular lecturer and preacher, and published occasional addresses and sermons.
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