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William Thomas Berger

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William Thomas Berger (1815-1899) born the son of Samuel Berger, was a Christian starch manufacturer in London and owner of Samuel Berger and Co, a patent rice starch manufacturer, who became the first home (England) director of the China Inland Mission with James Hudson Taylor in 1865 at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, England.

He also wrote a newspaper and sent missionaries to China and other parts of the world.

1899 January 9th - Died in Cannes, France and is buried beside his wife.

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