1834–1918

Introduction

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Born: Oc­tober 7, 1834, War­ren, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Oc­to­ber 18, 1918, High­wood, New Jer­sey.

Buried: Bris­tol Cen­ter Ce­me­te­ry, Can­an­dai­gua, New York.

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Biography

Converse at­tend­ed the acad­e­my at El­mi­ra, New York. In 1855, he went to Ger­ma­ny to stu­dy mu­sic un­der Plai­dy, Rich­ter, and Haupt­man, and was a friend of Franz Liszt and Lou­is Spohr.

He re­ceived his law de­gree in 1861 from Al­ba­ny Un­i­ver­si­ty and his LLD from Ruth­er­ford Col­lege in 1895. He worked as an at­tor­ney in Er­ie, Penn­syl­van­ia.

He wrote a num­ber of piec­es of mu­sic, in­clud­ing tunes for Ira San­key & Will­iam Brad­bu­ry.

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Music