John Tasker Howard

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John Tasker Howard
Born (1890-11-30)November 30, 1890
Brooklyn, New York[1]
Died November 20, 1964(1964-11-20) (aged 73)
West Orange, New Jersey[1]
Occupation Music historian
Known for Our American Music (1931)
Stephen Foster: America's Troubadour (1934)
Spouse(s) Ruth Hunter[1]

John Tasker Howard (November 30, 1890 – November 20, 1964) was an early American music historian, radio host, writer, lecturer, and composer. His Our American Music, published in 1931, was an early general history of music in the United States.[2]

Howard was the curator of the New York Public Library from 1940 to 1956.


  1. ^ a b c "John Tasker Howard, 73, Dies". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. November 21, 1964. 
  2. ^ Crawford, Robert, writing in Chase, xii


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