Born: March 20, 1893, Eastland County, Texas.
Died: June 27, 1969.
Buried: Mimosa Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
Glenn was the son of John David Vaughan and Jennie Elizabeth Freemon, and husband of Stella Benton. He was named after R. A. Glenn, who compiled songs for the Ruebush-Kieffer publishers, and song writer Aldine Kieffer. He married twice, to Annie Mae Wager and Minnie Viola Dodd, and was brother-in-law to William Walbert.
In the 1920s, Glenn managed and sang lead for the Vaughan Quartet. He was one of the first to broadcast regularly on radio, especially WOAN, the first Gospel station in Tennessee. He was also a song writer, recorded on the Vaughan Record label, and taught voice at the Vaughan School of Music.
In 1934, he organized the Tennessee State Singing Convention, and in 1949 was elected president of the National Singing Convention.
Upon his father’s death in 1941, he took over the Vaughan music publishing business, running it for two decades. In addition, he served as mayor of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (1947–51).
He was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1997.
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