(What was it? Was it really a working chess automaton, inv...)
What was it? Was it really a working chess automaton, invented some 200 years ago? Or was it an ingenius fraud that "baffled the crowned heads of Europe"?
Bachelor of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1949. MM, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1960.
Assistant coordinator music services, Indiana U., 1949-1950; instructor music, Florida State University, 1950-1953; concert manager symphony orchestras, Toledo, Washington, Savannah, Georgia, 1953-1958; professor music, Pensacola (Florida) Junior College, 1960-1964; professor, St. Petersburg (Florida) Junior College, 1964-1989; chairman communications department, St. Petersburg (Florida) Junior College. Music critic Tallahassee Democrat, 1950-1953, St. Petersburg Evening Independent, 1976-1986.
Served to captain, Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Symphony Orchestra League (vice president 1955-1956), American Musicol. Society (national council 1974-1977, chairman chapter 1974-1976), American Society Eighteenth-Century Studies (executive board region 1974-1982, regional president 1979-1980), College Music Society (editor 1979-1983, national council 1978-1981, chairman chapter 1979-1980), Société d'Etudes Philidoriennes (conseiller bibliographique since 1988).
Married Mary Lipford Rosenbush, September 4, 1951. Children: Charles Michael, Mary Catherine, Theresa Jane, William Rosenbush.