C. Austin Miles

MILES, C. (Charles) Austin. b. Lakehurst, New Jersey, 7 January 1868; d. Pitman, New Jersey, 10 March 1946. Educated at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania, Miles ended his pharmaceutical career in 1892 and turned to writing gospel music. His first song ‘List, ’tis Jesus’ voice’ was accepted by the Hall-Mack Publishing Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which led to his appointment as editor and manager, a post he continued after that company’s merger in 1935-36 with the Rodeheaver-Ackley Company, to become the Rodeheaver-Hall-Mack Company, Winona Lake, Indiana. He composed a number of gospel songs, sometimes under the pseudonym ‘A. A. Payn’, and is...

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