RAND, WILLIAM WILBERFORCE: Reformed (Dutch); b. at Gorham, Me., Dec. 8, 1816; d. at Yonkers Mar. 3, 1909. He was graduated from Bowdoin College, 1837, and from Bangor Theological Seminary, 1840; licensed to preach as a Congregational minister, 1840; pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church of Canastota, N. Y., 1841-44; editor for the American Tract Society, New York, 1848-72; and publishing secretary of the same, 1872-1902. He was the author of Songs of Zion (New York, 1851; revised and enlarged, 1865); and Dictionary of the Bible for General Use (1860; enlarged and largely rewritten, 1886), which was prepared on the basis of Edward Robinson's Dictionary of the Holy Bible (New York, 1845).