D. DeWitt Wasson
WASSON, Donald DeWitt. b. Orangeburg, New York, 20 February 1921; d. Cornwall Manor, Cornwall, Pennsylvania, 29 June 2009. An organist, choral conductor, and music educator, he was compiler of the authoritative three-volume work Hymntune Index and Related Hymn Materials* (Lanham, Maryland, 1998). He was the son of Rolla James Wasson (1896-1966) and Edith Jeanette Sherman Wasson (b. 1896). Wasson rarely used his first name and was known to his friends as ‘DD’.
Wasson studied organ and piano in high school, attended New Jersey State Teachers College (now The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey), where he met his wife-to-be, Josephine Beatrice Diener (1921-2009), Nyack Missionary...
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