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composer , musician , philanthropist

Florence Clinton Sutro, composer, musician, philanthropist. award of honor for work in behalf of women in music, and silver medal and award of honor for work for women in study of legal jurisprudence from Atlanta Expn. member Sorosis; member Portia.

Background

Sutro, Florence Clinton was born on May 1, 1865 in in England. Daughter of Honorary Harry W. and Frances (Greenwood) Clinton.

Education

Private education; graduate Grand Conservatory of Music, New York (Museum Doctor, same—first woman in the United States to receive this title). 1st woman law student in a university in New York (valedictorian). Special courses in art, Columbia.

Career

Society leader and musician. Officer College Women’s Club. Member Sorosis; life member Vassar Aid Society.

Honorary president Grand Conservatory Alumnæ. Member Portia Club, Society of America Authors, Drawing Room Club, Press Club, Women’s Legal Ednl. Society, Patria, Society for Prevention Cruelty to Children, Society for Improving Condition of Poor, Riding Club, Women’s Auxiliary to Guild for Crippled Children.

President Hospital for Crippled Children. Delegate from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Diocesan Committee for Extension of the Cathedral and Pro-Cathedral Work. Received gold medal and award of honor for work in behalf of women in music, and silver medal and award of honor for work for women in study of legal jurisprudence from Atlanta Exposition, Ga.

Founder and 1st president National Federation Musical Clubs and Societies (incorporated in Illinois, January 1898). Especially prominent in organizations and as writer for promotion of advance of women as composers and musicians. Patron American School of Opera, and People’s Symphony Concerts.

Composed national anthem, “America.” Author: Women in Music, 1899. (compiler) Milestones on Life’s Pathway, 1905. Address: New York, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Authors, Drawing Room Club, Press Club, Women’s Legal Ednl. Society, Patria, Society for Prevention Cruelty to Children, Society for Improving Condition of Poor, Riding Club, Women’s Auxiliary to Guild for Crippled Children. President Hospital for Crippled Children.

      Delegate from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Diocesan Committee for Extension of the Cathedral and Pro-Cathedral Work. Received gold medal and award of honor for work in behalf of women in music, and silver medal and award of honor for work for women in study of legal jurisprudence from Atlanta Exposition, Ga. Founder and 1st president National Federation Musical Clubs and Societies (incorporated in Illinois, January 1898).

      Especially prominent in organizations and as writer for promotion of advance of women as composers and musicians. Patron American School of Opera, and People’s Symphony Concerts. Composed national anthem, “America.” Author: Women in Music, 1899.

      (compiler) Milestones on Life’s Pathway, 1905.

Membership

Member Sorosis; member Portia.

Connections

Married Theodore Sutro, October 1, 1884.

father:
Honorary Harry W. Clinton

mother:
Frances (Greenwood) Clinton

spouse:
Theodore Sutro