Ryors, Alfred

Ryors, Alfred, a Presbyterian minister, was born on Long Island, N.Y., in 1812. He acquired his academical education under the direction of the venerable Dr. Steel, of Abington, Pa.; graduated at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1835; spent one year as tutor in Lafayette College, Easton; and in 1836 was elected professor of mathematics in the Ohio University at Athens. He was licensed to preach in 1838; retained his professorship in the Ohio University until 1844, when he was elected professor of mathematics in the Indiana University at Bloomington, where he remained until 1848, in which year he was recalled to the Ohio University and elected president. He held this office until 1853, when he left for the Indiana University; became a stated supply of the Church at Madison until, in 1854, he was elected professor of mathematics of Center College, at Danville, Ky. He died May 8, 1858. Mr. Ryors was an excellent writer, and eminently distinguished for his attainments as a professor. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1860, p. 77. (J.L.S.)

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