RAINSFORD, rênz'fōrd, WILLIAM STEPHEN: Protestant Episcopalian; b. in Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 30, 1850. He received his education at St. John's College, Cambridge (B.A., 1872); was curate of St. Giles, Norwich, England, 1873-76; traveled in the United States and Canada as missionary; was assistant rector of St. James Cathedral, 1876-83; and rector of St. George's Church, New York, 1883-1905. He is the author of Sermons Preached in St. George's Church (New York, 1887); The Church's Opportunity in the City Today (1895); Good Friday Meditation (1901); Reasonableness of Faith and Other Addresses (1902); A Preacher's Story of his Work (1904); and The Land of the Lion (1909).