John Tasker Howard

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John Tasker Howard
Born(1890-11-30)November 30, 1890
Brooklyn, New York[1]
DiedNovember 20, 1964(1964-11-20) (aged 73)
OccupationMusic historian
Known forOur 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 in the Music Division of the New York Public Library from 1940 to 1956.


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


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