Josiah Rhinehart Sypher, a lawyer and writer, was born in Liverpool, Pennsylvania, April 12, 1832. The date of his death is unknown. He was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, in 1858, read law with Thaddeus Stevens at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was admitted to the bar in 1862. During the Civil War he was a war correspondent for the New York Tribune, and for a time edited the State Journal of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Later he established the Pennsylvania office of the Tribune in Philadelphia in September, 1867, and afterwards practiced as a patent attorney in the same city.
Besides "The Art of Teaching School," which was published by Frank Starr and Company in 1872, he published the following books: "History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps" (Lancaster, 1865), "A School History of Pennsylvania" (Philadelphia, 1868), and with E. A. Apgar "A School History of New Jersey" (Philadelphia, 1870). He also compiled "The American Popular Speaker" (Philadelphia, 1870).
REFERENCES: Who's Who. Vols. I and II., 1900-1902; Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century, Chicago, 1906, 911.
Published by Frank Starr & Co. "The Art of Teaching School," 1872.