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Phillips, Arthur (1605–1695), organist and composer

L. M. Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Composition; Keyboard. 343 words.

Phillips, Arthur (1605–1695), organist and composer, was a younger son of William Phillips of Winchester. He matriculated at New College, Oxford, on 15 November 1622. He was appointed...

Read, Daniel

Karl Kroeger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Composition. 940 words.

Read, Daniel (16 November 1757–04 December 1836), composer, tunebook compiler, and merchant, was born in Rehoboth (now Attleboro), Massachusetts, the son of “Captain” Daniel Read and Mary...

Reid [formerly Robertson], John (1722?–1807), army officer and composer

Christopher D. S. Field.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Composition. 4605 words.

Reid [formerly Robertson], John (1722?–1807), army officer and composer, was probably born on 2 February 1722 at Inverchroskie, near Kirkmichael, Perthshire, the eldest of the three sons of...

Rhys, Morgan (1716–1779), hymn writer and schoolmaster

E. G. Millward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religion; Composition. 757 words.

Rhys, Morgan (1716–1779), hymn writer and schoolmaster, was born on 1 April 1716, in Efail Fach, Cil-y-cwm, Carmarthenshire, one of nine children born to Rhys and Ann Lewis. Little is known...

Robinson, Sir William Cleaver Francis (1834–1897), colonial governor and composer

Geoffrey Bolton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 957 words.

Robinson, Sir William Cleaver Francis (1834–1897), colonial governor and composer, born in Rosmead, co. Meath, Ireland, on 14 January 1834, was one of the six sons of Admiral Hercules...

Rose, Billy

William Stephenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Composition; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 2051 words.

Rose, Billy (06 September 1899–10 February 1966), songwriter, show business impresario, and philanthropist, was born on the Lower East Side of New York City, the son of David Rosenberg, a...

Schuman, William Howard

John E. Little.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Organization and Management of Education; Composition. 1807 words.

Schuman, William Howard (04 August 1910–15 February 1992), composer, educator, and administrator, was born in New York City, the son of Samuel Schuman, an executive of a printing company,...

Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Composition. 569 words.

Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker, was born at Sandwich, Kent, on 7 April 1729 and baptized at St Clement's, Sandwich, on 18 April, the son of Edward...

Shrubsole, William (1759–1829), bank clerk and hymn writer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Religion; Composition. 7 words.

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Skinner, John (1721–1807), songwriter and ecclesiastical historian

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; History of Religion; Composition. 1178 words.

Skinner, John (1721–1807), songwriter and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 3 October 1721 at Balfour in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the only child of John Skinner (c.1696–1776), parochial...

Smyth, Dame Ethel Mary (1858–1944), composer, writer, and suffragist

Elizabeth Kertesz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Politics; Gender and Politics. 3816 words.

Smyth, Dame Ethel Mary (1858–1944), composer, writer, and suffragist, was born on 22 April 1858 at 5 Lower Seymour Street, London, the fourth of the eight children of Major-General John...

Somervell, Sir Arthur (1863–1937), composer and educationist

Jeremy Dibble.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Composition. 993 words.

Somervell, Sir Arthur (1863–1937), composer and educationist, was born on 5 June 1863 at Hazelthwaite in Applethwaite, Cumberland, the youngest of six sons and nine children of Robert...

Stanley, Albert Augustus

William Lichtenwanger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conducting; Composition; Education. 798 words.

Stanley, Albert Augustus (25 May 1851–19 May 1932), educator, conductor, and composer, was born in the village of Cumberland, Rhode Island, the son of George Washington Stanley, a...

Thomas, John [pseud. Ieuan Ddu] (1795–1871), composer and schoolmaster

D. L. Thomas.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Composition. 355 words.

Thomas, John [pseud. Ieuan Ddu] (1795–1871), composer and schoolmaster, was born at Pibwr Llwyd, a farmhouse near Carmarthen. He was educated at Carmarthen, where he later kept a school for...

Thompson, Randall

David Francis Urrows.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Education. 1403 words.

Thompson, Randall (21 April 1899–09 July 1984), composer and educator, was born Ira Randall Thompson in New York City, the son of Daniel Varney Thompson, a teacher, and Grace Brightman...

Turpin, Tom

Richard Carlin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Composition; Keyboard. 534 words.

Turpin, Tom (1873–13 August 1922), ragtime pianist, composer, and bar owner, was born Thomas Milton J. Turpin in Savannah, Georgia, the son of John L. “Jack” Turpin, a bar owner and amateur...

Voynich [née Boole], Ethel Lilian [Lily] [E. L. V.] (1864–1960), novelist, translator, and musician

Patrick Waddington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Composition. 1132 words.

Voynich [née Boole], Ethel Lilian [Lily] [E. L. V.] (1864–1960), novelist, translator, and musician, was born on 11 May 1864 at Lichfield Cottage, Blackrock, Ballintemple, near Cork, the...

Waley, Simon Waley (1827–1875), composer and banker

F. G. Edwards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Composition. 414 words.

Waley, Simon Waley (1827–1875), composer and banker, was born on 23 August 1827 at Stockwell, London, the younger son of Solomon Jacob Waley (d. 1864) and his wife, Rachel Hort; Jacob Waley...

Walker, James J.

James J. Connolly.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Composition. 1174 words.

Walker, James J. (19 June 1881–18 November 1946), Tin Pan Alley songwriter and mayor of New York City, known as Jimmy Walker, was born James John Walker in New York City, the son of William...

Ward, John (bap. 1590, d. 1638), composer and administrator

Ian Payne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Composition. 1022 words.

Ward, John (bap. 1590, d. 1638), composer and administrator, was baptized on 15 February 1590 at St Mary Bredman, Canterbury. His parents are not named in the baptismal record, but a...