Born 8 July 1850 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Died 21 October 1926 in Tuxedo Park, New York
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, Bronx, New York
Elected 3 December 1887 at age thirty-seven
During twenty-two years, George William Douglas had performed the duties of Canon at our Cathedral of St. John. He was a preacher in whom spiritual insight was combined with learning; he had in fact prepared for his work by two years of study at Bonn and Oxford. His qualities won him numerous invitations to assume larger responsibilities elsewhere than at New York, notably when he was urged to take the Presidency of Hobart College. But Dr. Douglas would not leave his work in the ministry or his New York associations.
Alexander Dana Noyes
1927 Century Association Yearbook