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REID, William James, clergyman, born in South Argyle, Washington County, New York, 17 August, 1834. He was graduated at Union college in 1855, and at Alleghany union theological seminary in 1862. Since that date he has served as pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and since 1875 he has been principal clerk of the general assembly of the United Presbyterian church. From 1868 till 1872 he was corresponding secretary of the United Presbyterian board of home missions. Monmouth college, Illinois, gave him the degree of D.D. in 1874. In addition to sermons and pamphlets, he has published " Lectures on the Revelation " (Pittsburg, 1878), and " United Presbyterianism" (1881 ; new ed., 1882).
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