Baldwin, Samuel Atkinson was born on January 25, 1862 in Lake City, Minnesota, United States. Son of Benjamin Chapman and Ann Clara (Atkinson) Baldwin.
Graduate Royal Conservatory of Music, Dresden, 1884.
Began at 15 as organist House of Hope, Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minnesota. Organist Plymouth Church, Chicago, 1885-1889. Director choral societies and organist, St. Paul and Minneapolis, 1889-1895.
Settled in New York City, 1895. Served as organist Church of the Intercession, later at Holy Trinity Church, succeeding Dudley Buck. Professor music and organist, College City of New York, since 1907.
A founder, fellow and past warden American Guild Organists. Composer of a symphony, a suite, four symphonic poems, church pieces and songs. Home: 611 W. 137th St., New York, New York.
Married Anna Elizabeth Jones, of Trumansburg, New York, June 28, 1887.