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Samuel Lewis Elmer, American organist. Member of Executive Committee, director International Music Foundation; Member American Guild Organists (warden 1907-1949, national president since 1949), National Music Council (Executive Committee), International Congress Organists London (vice president 1957).; Mason (past master, past grand organist New Jersey).

Background

Elmer, Samuel Lewis was born on March 23, 1877 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Newton and Lucia Rowe (Richmond) Elmer.

Education

Fellow honoris causa Trinity College Music, London, England., 1947. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Illinois Wesleyan University, 1956.

Career

July 1936); children—Lucia (Mistress George E. Johnson), Mary Erety (Mistress Bruno Vassel), Samuel Lewis, Horace Newton (deceased), Helen Elizabeth (Mistress Donald S. Jackson). Married second, Louise Jones, July 20, 1939. Organist, Central Methodist Church, Bridgeton, New Jersey, 1895-1903, Central Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1903-1904, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Tuxedo Park, New York, 1904-1907, Memorial.

Membership

Member of Executive Committee, director International Music Foundation. Member American Guild Organists (warden 1907-1949, national president since 1949), National Music Council (Executive Committee), International Congress Organists London (vice president 1957). Mason (past master, past grand organist New Jersey).

Clubs: The Bohemians (vice president), St. Wilfrid (New York City).

Connections

Married Helen Shoemaker, August 3, 1904 (deceased.; married second, Louise Jones, July 20, 1939. Children: Lucia (Mistress George E. Johnson), Mary Erety (Mistress Bruno Vassel), Samuel Lewis, Horace Newton (deceased), Helen Elizabeth (Mistress Donald S. Jackson).

father:
Newton Elmer

mother:
Lucia Rowe (Richmond) Elmer

spouses:
Helen Shoemaker

Louise Jones

children:
Lucia Elmer (Mistress George E. Johnson)

Mary Erety Elmer (Mistress Bruno Vassel)

Samuel Lewis Elmer

Horace Newton Elmer (deceased)

Helen Elizabeth Elmer (Mistress Donald S. Jackson)