HALFORD R. RYAN received an A. B. degree in speech from Wabash College in 1966, and an M. A. in 1968 and a Ph.D. in 1972 in speech communication from the University of Illinois. He is professor of public speaking and director of forensics at Washington and Lee University. He edited and contributed to American Rhetoric From Roosevelt to Reagan: A Collection of Speeches and Critical Essays, authored Persuasive Advocacy: Cases for Argumentation and Debate, coedited with Bernard K. Duffy, American Orators Before 1900: Critical Studies and Sources (Greenwood, 1987) and American Orators of the Twentieth Century: Critical Studies and Sources (Greenwood, 1987), and edited and contributed to Oratorical Encounters: Selected Studies and Sources of Twentieth- Century Political Accusations and Apologies (Greenwood, 1988). He is preparing a book on the Reverend Harry Emerson Fosdick's significant sermons and speeches.