DRYSDALE, ALEXANDER HUTTON: United Free Presbyterian; b. at Bridge of Allan (32 in, n.w. of Edinburgh), Stirlingshire, Scotland, June 3, 1837. He studied at Edinburgh University (M.A., 1858) and the United Presbyterian Theological Hall, Edinburgh, and has been minister of Maisondieu Church, Brechin, Forfarshire (1861-67), Trinity Church, Rochdale, Lancashire (1867-83), and St. George's Church, Morpeth, Northumberlandshire (since 1883). He has been a member of the examining board of the Theological College of the Presbyterian Church of England (now Westminster College, Cambridge) since 1885, convener of his denomination since 1898, and was a member of the committee on law and historical documents in preparing the revised edition of the Book of Order in 1905. In theology he is emphatically evangelical, but has no fears of the results of criticism. He has written Exposition of the Epistle to Philemon (London, 1879; new ed., 1906); History of the Presbyterians in England (1889); Early Bible Songs (1890); and A Moderator's Year (sermons and addresses; 1904).