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Asch, Moses

Peter Goldsmith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1280 words.

Asch, Moses (02 December 1905–19 October 1986), sound engineer and record company executive, was born in Warsaw, Poland, the son of Sholem Asch, a world-renowned Yiddish novelist and...

Austin, John (b. 1752, d. before 1838), music stenographer and inventor of a power-loom

Page Life.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Education; Music Education and Pedagogy. 567 words.

Austin, John (b. 1752, d. before 1838), music stenographer and inventor of a power-loom, was born at Craigton, near Glasgow, on 17 April 1752, the son of the gardener to John Baird,...

Berliner, Emile

Norm Cohen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1255 words.

Berliner, Emile (20 May 1851–03 August 1929), inventor, was born Emil Berliner in the city of Hannover in the kingdom of Hannover (later a Prussian province), the son of Samuel Berliner, a...

Clagget, Charles (1740?–c. 1795), musician and inventor of improvements for musical instruments

Fiona M. Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Applied Music. 953 words.

Clagget, Charles (1740?c. 1795), musician and inventor of improvements for musical instruments, was born in Waterford, Ireland, probably in 1740. This date of birth was preferred by The...

Clark, Frederic Horace

Robert Andres.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Keyboard. 1485 words.

Clark, Frederic Horace (?1860–27 January 1917), and Anna Steiniger (19 April 1848– December 1891?), pianist, were born, respectively, in Liebeshain, Illinois, and Magdeburg or Potsdam,...

Cocks, William Alfred (1892–1971), clockmaker and bagpipe scholar

Roy Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 524 words.

Cocks, William Alfred (1892–1971), clockmaker and bagpipe scholar, was born on 8 October 1892 at St Mary's Terrace, Ryton, co. Durham, the son of John Cocks, banker's clerk, and his wife,...

Cox, Harry Fred (1885–1971), farmworker and singer

Roy Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Voice. 1332 words.

Cox, Harry Fred (1885–1971), farmworker and singer, was born on 27 March 1885 at Pennygate, Barton Turf, Norfolk, one of the thirteen children (nine of whom survived beyond infancy) of...

Doane, William Howard

Corey J. Murray.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Composition. 1517 words.

Doane, William Howard (03 February 1832–24 December 1915), industrialist, inventor, and composer and editor of gospel hymns, was born in Preston, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Doane and...

Goldmark, Peter Carl

Charles W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Radio; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1139 words.

Goldmark, Peter Carl (02 December 1906–07 December 1977), inventor, was born in Budapest, Hungary, the son of Alexander Goldmark, a hatmaker, and Emmy (maiden name unknown). In 1919...

Grainger, Percy Aldridge

J. Marshall Bevil.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Composition; Keyboard. 1231 words.

Grainger, Percy Aldridge (08 July 1882–20 February 1961), composer, pianist, and musical experimenter, was born George Percy Grainger in Brighton, Australia, the son of John Harry Grainger,...

Gunn, Wilbur Adams (1860–1920), motor vehicle manufacturer and singer

Andrew Minney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Voice. 912 words.

Gunn, Wilbur Adams (1860–1920), motor vehicle manufacturer and singer, was born in Troy, Ohio, USA, on 23 May 1860, the eldest son of the Revd James Winn Gunn and his wife, Mary Catherine....

Hammerstein, Oscar

John Cogdill.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1270 words.

Hammerstein, Oscar (08 May 1848–01 August 1919), inventor, operatic impresario, and theatrical manager, was born in Berlin, Germany (although his family lived in Stettin, Prussia), the son...

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister

Douglas Hurd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; UK Politics; Conducting. 16966 words.

Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister, was born at 1 Holmwood Villas, Albion Road, Broadstairs, Kent, on 9 July 1916, the elder son of William George Heath...

Johnson, Eldridge Reeves

Leonard De Graaf.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1346 words.

Johnson, Eldridge Reeves (06 February 1867–14 November 1945), inventor and business leader, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Asa S. Johnson, a carpenter, and Caroline Reeves....

Larner, Samuel James [Sam] (1878–1965), fisherman and folk-singer

Roy Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Agriculture and Farming. 1168 words.

Larner, Samuel James [Sam] (1878–1965), fisherman and folk-singer, was born at Winterton, Norfolk, on 18 October 1878, one of the nine children of George Ezra Larner (fl. 1855?–1920?),...

Light, Edward (1746/7–1832), inventor of musical instruments and composer

L. M. Middleton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Composition. 409 words.

Light, Edward (1746/7–1832), inventor of musical instruments and composer, was probably the man of that name who on 6 August 1774 married Elizabeth Hawkins at St Mary's, Marylebone Road,...

Liston, Henry (1771–1836), inventor of a musical instrument and writer on music

Christopher Kent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Music Criticism and Journalism. 369 words.

Liston, Henry (1771–1836), inventor of a musical instrument and writer on music, the eldest son of Robert Liston, minister of Aberdour, Fife, was born on 30 June 1771. He matriculated at...

Marshall, James Charles [Jim] (1923–2012), audio equipment manufacturer

Adrian Powell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electrical Engineering; Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms. 1123 words.

Marshall, James Charles [Jim] (1923–2012), audio equipment manufacturer, was born on 29 July 1923 at 3 Snarsgate Street, Kensington, London, the son of James Charles Marshall (1898–1965), a...

Mell, Davis (1604–1662), violinist and clockmaker

Peter Walls.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1012 words.

Mell, Davis (1604–1662), violinist and clockmaker, was born on 15 November 1604 at Wilton near Salisbury, where his father, Leonard Mell (d. 1641), was in the employ of William Herbert,...

Merlin, John Joseph (1735–1803), inventor

Charles Mould.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Instrument-building Firms; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 810 words.

Merlin, John Joseph (1735–1803), inventor, was born or baptized, or possibly both born and baptized, on 17 September 1735 at Huy, Southern Netherlands, into a family who were probably...