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Baylus B. McKinney

McKINNEY, Baylus Benjamin. b. Heflin, Louisiana, 22 July 1886; d. Bryson City, North Carolina, 7 September 1952. McKinney was educated at Louisiana College and the Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas (BM 1922), and Bush Conservatory, Chicago. He taught music at the seminary (1919-32); served as music editor at the Robert H. Coleman* Company in Dallas, Texas (1918-35); and was assistant pastor and music director of the Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth (1931-35). In 1935 he became church music editor for the Baptist Sunday School Board in Nashville, Tennessee, and in 1941 its first secretary of the Church Music Department. Hugh T. McElrath* summaries McKinney’s seminal...

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