Charles Crozat Converse was a United States attorney who also worked as a composer of church songs.
Converse, Charles Crozat was born on October 7, 1832 in Warren, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Maxey Manning and Anne (Guthrie) Converse.
Educated United States and Germany. Bachelor of Laws, Albany Law School, 1861. (Doctor of Laws, Rutherford College, North Carolina, 1895).
Converse also published an arrangement of "The Death of Minnehaha", with words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He studied law and music in Leipzig, Germany, returned home in 1857, and was graduated at the Albany Law School in 1861. Many of his musical compositions appeared under the anagrammatic pen-names “C. O. Nevers,” “Karl Reden,” and “E. C. Revons.” He published a cantata (1855), New Method for the Guitar (1855), Musical Bouquet (1859), The One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Psalm (1860), Sweet Singer (1863), Church Singer (1863) and Sayings of Sages (1863).
Converse proposed the use of the gender-neutral pronoun, "Thon".