May 27, 1799, Trenton, New Jersey. Doane was named after American President George Washington, because he was born the year Washington died.
April, 1859, Burlington, New Jersey.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Burlington, New Jersey.
After graduating from Union College (BA 1818), studied law for a while in New York City, but soon became interested in theology. In 1821, he was ordained a deacon and became assistant rector at Trinity Church in New York, where he was ordained a priest two years later. He went on to become professor of rhetoric and belles-lettres at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut; assistant rector at Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts (1828), and rector (1830) (hymnist Phillips Brooks pastored there later); and Episcopal bishop of New Jersey (1832). Doane also helped found Burlington College and St. Mary’s Hall Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey. His works include:
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