Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Ridgaway, Henry Bascom

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RIDGAWAY, Henry Bascom, clergyman, b. in Talbot county, Md., 7 Sept., 1830. He was graduated at Dickinson in 1849, studied theology, and was ordained a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church. He held pastorates successively in Virginia, Baltimore, Portland, Me., New York city, and Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1882 he became professor of historical theology in Garrett biblical institute, Evanston, Ill., and in 1884 he was transferred to the chair of practical theology. He was fraternal delegate to the Methodist Episcopal church, south, in 1882, and was one of the regular speakers in the Centennial conference at Baltimore in 1881. He is the author of “The Life of Alfred Cookman” (New York, 1871); “The Lord's Land: A Narrative of Travels in Sinai and Palestine in 1873-'4” (1876); “The Life of Bishop Edward S. Janes” (1882); “Bishop Beverly Waugh” (1883); and “Bishop Mathew Simpson” (1885).