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Jean Woodward Steele

STEELE, Jean Woodward. b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 February 1910; d. 1 September 1984. Jean Steele received a BA degree from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1932). Four years later she joined the music publishing arm of Westminster Press, of the United Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, remaining there until her retirement in 1975. Working with two music editors, Calvin W. Laufer (1874-1938) and W. Lawrence Curry (1906-1966), Steele collaborated on a number of publications, including Hymns for Junior Worship (1940); Fun and folksongs (1941); Hymns for Primary Worship (1946); and the Presbyterian Worshipbook (1970).  An active member of the Hymn Society of the United...

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