EDEN, GEORGE RODNEY: Church of England bishop of Wakefield; b. at Sunderland (14 m. n.e. of Durham), Durham county, England, Sept. 9, 1853. He studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge (B.A., 1878), and became honorary fellow in 1903. He was ordered deacon in 1878 and ordained priest in 1879, and was assistant master of Aysgarth School, Yorkshire, 1878-79, domestic chaplain to Bishop Lightfoot of Durham 1879-83, and chaplain to Bishop Lightfoot and vicar of Auckland 1883-90. In 1890 he was consecrated bishop suffragan of Dover. He was also rural dean of Auckland from 1887 to 1890, and archdeacon and canon of Canterbury, as well as chaplain of the Cinque Ports, from 1892 to 1897. He was select preacher at Cambridge in 1886, 1890, 1892, and 1894, and at Oxford in 1899-1900. In 1897 he was translated to the see of Wakefield. In theology he has sympathy for many varieties of opinion--High, Broad, and Low Church--within the Church in so far as they are compatible with loyalty to the fundamental doctrines of Christianity.