William Augustine Ogden

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W. A. Ogden
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Born(1841-10-10)October 10, 1841
Franklin County, Ohio
DiedOctober 14, 1897(1897-10-14) (aged 56)
Toledo, Ohio
Resting placeWoodlawn Cemetery
ResidenceToledo, Ohio from 1881
Occupation
EmployerIowa Normal School, Toledo public school system
Known forSacred music compositions
TitleDirector of Music (c. 1874 Iowa), Superintendent of music (c. 1887 Toledo)

William Augustine Ogden (October 10, 1841 in Franklin County, Ohio – October 14, 1897 in 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.

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