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Boone, William Jones, Jr.

(Apr. 17, 1846-Oct. 5, 1891). Missionary bishop. He was born in Shanghai, China. Boone graduated from Princeton in 1865. He then studied at the Philadelphia Divinity School and the Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained deacon on July 26, 1868, and priest on Oct. 28, 1870. Boone was appointed to the mission at Wuchang, China, and served there for ten years. He then became head and chaplain of the theological department of St. John's College, Shanghai. He was consecrated the fourth Missionary Bishop of China on Oct. 28, 1884, and served in that position until his death. He died in Shanghai.

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