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Anthony Johnson Showalter, American composer, public. Mason.

Background

Showalter, Anthony Johnson was born on May 1, 1858 in Rockingham Company, Virginia, United States. Son of John A. and Susanna (Miller) Showalter.

Education

Education public and private schools. Studied music with B. C. Unseld and H. R. Palmer, New York, P. J. Merges, Philadelphia, Doctor George F. and F. W. Root, Chicago, and others. Studied methods in England, France and Germany one summer.

Career

Began, 1880, as teacher, compiler singing school books and composer, and as publisher, Dalton, Georgia, 1884. President The A. J. Showalter Company, Dalton, Georgia, Texarkana, Arkansas-Texas, Chattanooga, Tennessee, director, member Executive Committee Interstate Life & Accident Company, Chattanooga.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author or Composer: Work and Worship, 1886. Rudiments of Music, 1886. Class Choir and Congregation, 1888.

      Complete Rudiments of Music, 1896. Showalter’s Practical Harmony, 1907. Showalter’s Practical Harmony Tablet, 1907.

      Practical Rudiments and Music Reader, 1909, and many others—over 100 books in all. Most popular composition, the gospel song, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” public in more than a thousand music books and translated into practically every language of the world where the Christian religion is known.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Callie Walser, November 1881. Married second, Mistress.

father:
John A. Showalter

mother:
Susanna (Miller) Showalter

spouses:
Callie Walser

Mistress