1799–1859

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Born: May 27, 1799, Tren­ton, New Jer­sey. He was named af­ter Am­er­i­can pre­si­dent George Wash­ing­ton (he was born the year Wash­ing­ton died).

Died: Ap­ril, 1859, Bur­ling­ton, New Jer­sey.

Buried: St. Ma­ry’s Epis­co­pal Church, Bur­ling­ton, New Jer­sey.

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Biography

After gra­du­at­ing from Un­ion Col­lege (BA 1818), he 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 was pas­tor 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.

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