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Category: Charles Crozat Converse (1832 – 1918)
Charles Crozat Converse (1832 – 1918) was an attorney who also worked as a composer of church songs. He was born in Warren, Massachusetts and died in Highwood, New Jersey. Converse attended the academy at Elmira, New York. In 1855, he went to Germany to study music under Plaidy, Richter, and Hauptman, and enjoyed the friendships of Franz Liszt and Louis Spohr. He received his law degree in 1861 from Albany University and in 1895, his LLD from Rutherford College. He worked as an attorney in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Converse also published an arrangement of “The Death of Minnehaha”, with words by Longfellow.