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DOANE, William Howard, musical composer, born in Preston, Connecticut, 3 February 1831. He was educated at Woodstock academy, and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. Though actively engaged in business, he devotes much time to musical study and work, especially in connection with Sunday Schools. Dr. Doane is very active and liberal in the promotion of Christian enterprises. In 1878 he presented Denison University with Doane hall, a library building costing $10,@0. His works include "SabbathSchool Gems" (1862); "Little Sunbeams" (1864); "Silver Spray" (1867); and "Songs of Devotion" (1868); and several others in connection with the Rev. Robert Lowry. He is the chief editor of the "Baptist Hymnal" (New York, 1886). In 1875 Denison University, Ohio, conferred upon him the degree of Mus. Doc.
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