Party affiliation: Republican
1 son, Nathaniel Read. Married second, Ruth Kimball, December 21, 1937 (div.). Children—John Nathaniel, Helen Hancock.
Married 3d, Margaret T. Alberstadt, 1967 (div.). Supervisor instrumental music El Paso (Texas) Schools, 1927-1930. Teaching fellow George Peabody, College, 1930-1933.
Head music department Western Kentucky State College, 1937-1945. Associate professor of University California at Los Angeles, 1946-1947, professor music, 1947-1969, department chairman, 1947-1952. Director Huntington Hartford Foundation 1953-1965.
Played flute Peoples Symphony, 1925-1926, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1926-1927. Guest conductor Atlanta, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Los Angeles, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Seattle, Washington. Foreign music correspondent Boston Transcript, 1935-1937.
Member board Hollywood Bowl Association Elkan Naumberg fellow, 1934-1935, John Knowles Paine traveling fellow, 1935-1937. Guggenheim fellowship, 1962-1963. Recipient Specialist grantee State Department, 1964.
People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.