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impresario , musical and dramatic critic.

Johnson Mcclure Bellows, impresario, musical and dramatic critic. Member Society Colonial Wars, New New York.


Bellows, Johnson Mcclure was born on March 19, 1870 in New York, New York, United States. Son of George Gates and Mary (McClure) Bellows.


Graduate General Theol.


Ordained ministry Protestant Episcopal Church, 1893. Assistant rector St. James Church, New York, 1894-1895. Rector Grace Church, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1895-1901.

Appointed chaplain United States Navy, by Theodore Roosevelt, 1902. Served with rank of junior Lieutenant, 1902-1908. Resigned from Navy and church, 1908, to take up profession of music.

Pupil of Sargent and Bissell. Music critic on Hartford Globe and Times, 1908-1911. Same, St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, 1911-1915.

For several years manager of Chicago Office, Columbia Concerts Corporation, of Columbia Broadcasting System.


Member Society Colonial Wars, New New York.


George Gates Bellows

Mary (McClure) Bellows