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Charles M. Alexander

ALEXANDER, Charles McCallon. b. Meadow, Tennessee, 24 October 1867; d. Birmingham, England, 13 October 1920. He was the son of John D. Alexander, a well-known musical leader, and Martha McCallon. A singing evangelist in the style of Ira D. Sankey*, young Alexander was influenced by his family’s singing Gospel hymns around the fireside and by his mother’s reading Dwight L. Moody*’s sermons to the family each night. Alexander attended Maryville Preparatory School and College, Maryville, Tennessee (1882-1887), and Washington College (Academy), Limestone, Tennessee (1887-1888). He returned to Maryville College as the first professor of music (1888-1890) and upon resigning, became a song leader...

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