William Augustine Ogden

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W. A. Ogden
Born (1841-10-10)October 10, 1841
Franklin County, Ohio
Died October 14, 1897(1897-10-14) (aged 56)
Toledo, Ohio
Residence Toledo, Ohio from 1881
Education Indiana district schools, Music instruction under Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E. E. Bailey, and B. F. Baker
Occupation Chorister
Music educator
Employer Iowa Normal School, Toledo public school system
Known for Sacred music compositions
Title Director of Music (c. 1874 Iowa), Superintendent of music (c. 1887 Toledo)

William Augustine Ogden (October 10, 1841, Franklin County, Ohio–October 14, 1897, Toledo, Ohio) was an American composer, especially of church music and hymns, choir conductor and educator.

He served in the 30th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War and organized a male voice choir, which became well known in the Army of the Cumberland.

He published his first song book, The Silver Song in 1870. In 1887 he became superintendent of music in the public schools of Toledo, Ohio.