SON of George Reith, secretary and general manager of the Clyde Trust, the minister of the United Free College Church was born at Aberdeen in 1842. He received his education at Aberdeen Grammar School and University, at the New College, Edinburgh, and at the University of Erlangen. He is M.A. of Aberdeen, and has received the degree of D.D. from his alma mater. His chief literary work is the volume in Messrs. T. & T. Clark's Bible Handbook Series, "On St. John's Gospel." His favourite holiday pursuit is mountaineering, and he has travelled in Norway, Italy, and Greece, as well as in Canada and the United States. He is married, and has a family of five sons and two daughters.

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