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Charles C. Converse

CONVERSE, Charles Crozat.  b. Warren, Massachusetts, 7 October 1832; d. Highwood, New Jersey, 18 October 1918. He was educated at Elmira Free Academy, Chemung County, New York State, and showed early promise as a musician. He played the organ at the Broadway Tabernacle Church, and taught languages and music, earning enough to enable him to study music in Leipzig, Germany, from 1855 onwards. There he met Lizst and Spohr before returning to the USA to study law. He graduated from Albany Law School, Albany, New York State (LL.B, 1860). For much of his life he worked as a lawyer at Erie, Pennsylvania, but he also continued his remarkable interest in music. From 1872 to 1888 he was also in...

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