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ELMENDORF, John James, educator, born in New York City, 27 June 1827. He was graduated at Columbia in 1845, and entered the priesthood of the Protestant Episcopal Church. In 1848 he became instructor of mathematics at Columbia, and in 1868 professor of philosophy and belles-lettres in Racine College, Wis. The degree of D. D. was conferred upon him by Columbia in 1866. His publications include " Manual of Rites and Ritual" (1867); "A History of Philosophy" (1876); and "Outlines of Logic" (1884).
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