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Elwyn Carlos Raymer

Elwyn Carlos Raymer, American publishing executive. Member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, American Society of Composers, Country Music Association, National Songwriters Association, Gospel Music Association (board directors 1979-1987, 90-96, chairman 1985-1986).

Background

  • Raymer, Elwyn Carlos was born on April 17, 1935 in Louisville. Son of Oscar and Edna Christine (Jared) Raymer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Georgetown College, 1957. Master of Music, Southern Seminary School Music, 1959.

    Career

    • Minister of music First Baptist Church, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 1959-1964, Waco, Texas, 1964-1966. Associate professor music Baylor University, 1964-1966. Music editor Broadman Press, Nashville, 1966-1973.

      Vice president, general manager Triune Music, 1973-1979. Executive vice president Lorenz Creative Services, 1979-1982, president, since 1982. Vice president Gospel music division BMG Public, since 1990.

      Member advisory board Belmont Music Program, Nashville, 1978-1980, 96.

    Politics

    Christian men and women should pursue positions of public leadership and service within the government at the local, state, and federal levels.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Baptism should only be administered to individuals who are capable of understanding the true meaning of the rite and also capable of understanding faith.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Every member of a Baptist Church should be delicate to other people and use appropriate language while communicating with others.

    Membership

    Member National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, American Society of Composers, Country Music Association, National Songwriters Association, Gospel Music Association (board directors 1979-1987, 90-96, chairman 1985-1986). Clubs: Richland Country (Nashville).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Flora Jacobs, February 12, 1954 (divorced June 1976). Children: Kim, Craig. Married Linda Miller, June 10, 1977.
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    Born April 17, 1935
    • 1957
      Georgetown College
    • 1959
      Southern Seminary School Music
    • 1959 - 1964
      Minister of music First Baptist Church
      Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
    • 1964 - 1966
      Minister of music First Baptist Church
      Waco, Texas, United States
    • 1964 - 1966
      associate, professor music Baylor University
    • 1966 - 1973
      music editor Broadman Press
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1973 - 1979
      vice president, Triune Music
    • 1973 - 1979
      general manager, Triune Music
    • 1990
      vice president, Gospel music division BMG Public
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