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Carl F. Price

PRICE, Carl Fowler. b. New Bunswick, New Jersey, 16 May 1881; d. New York City, 12 or 13 April 1948. Pioneering hymnologist, historian, author, prominent layperson in The Methodist Episcopal Church, Price attended Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut (BA music, 1902; MA, 1932), and worked as a general insurance broker in New York City from 1902 to 1946. He served as secretary of The National Board of the Epworth League, and historian of the Methodist Historical Society.  Price was a founder of the Hymn Society of America, [now the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada*) serving as president from 1922 to 1926 and editor of its ‘papers’, which set ‘a high standard of scholarly...

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