George Washington Doane

DOANE, George Washington. b. Trenton, New Jersey, 27 May 1799; d. Burlington, New Jersey, 27 April 1859. Born in the year in which George Washington died, thus accounting for Doane’s given names, he was educated at Union College in Schenectady, New York (BA, 1818); and the General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained an Episcopalian priest in 1823 and served as an assistant pastor at Trinity Church in New York City (1821-24), and as a professor of belles-lettres and oratory at the newly-founded Washington College (now Trinity College) Hartford, Connecticut, where he founded and edited a periodical, the Episcopal Watchman, with the motto ‘The Gospel of Christ in the Church...

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