William Croswell Doane

William Croswell Doane
Short Name: William Croswell Doane
Full Name: Doane, William Croswell, 1832-1913
Birth Year: 1832
Death Year: 1913

Doane, William Croswell, D.D., son of Bp. G. W. Doane (p. 303, ii.), was born at Boston, Mass., March 2, 1832, and ordained D. 1853, and P. 1856, in the Prot. Episcopal Church of America. He was Rector of Burlington, N.J., Hartford, Conn, and Albany; and since 1869 Prot. Episco. Bishop of Albany. He is the author of a Biography of his father, and other works. His fugitive verse was collected and published [in 1902], as Rhymes from Time to Time. His hymn, "Ancient of Days, Who [that] sittest throned in glory" (Holy Trinity), was written for the Bicentenary of the City of Albany, 1886. In some collections it begins with stanza ii., "O Holy Father, Who hast led Thy children." For full text see The Hymnal, edition 1892, of the Prot. Episco. Church of America, No. 311. Bp. Doane is D.D. of Oxford, and LL.D. of Cambridge. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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The Right Reverend William Croswell Doane (March 2, 1832 in Boston – May 17, 1913 in New York City) was the 1st Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany in the United States. He was bishop from 1869 until his death in 1913.

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