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entertainer , author , songwriter

Tom Paxton, American Songwriter, entertainer, author. Recipoemt Lifetime Achievement award Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, 1996; named to Kerrville Folk Festival Hall of Fame, 1996. Board of directors Kerrville Polk Festival, 1990. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Federation television and Radio Artists, American Federation Musicians, Screen Actors Guild. M C.

Background

Paxton, Tom was born on October 31, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of George Burton and Esther Hildegard (Peterson) Paxton.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Oklahoma, 1959.

Career

Recording artist with, Elektra, Flying Fish, Hogeye, Reprise, Vanguard, Mountain Railroad, Pax Records, Sugar Hill, since 1962;owner, Pax Records.

Works

Membership

Board directors Kerrville Polk Festival, 1990. Member American Society of Composers (Lifetime Achievement award in Folk Music, 2002), American Federation of television and Radio Artists, American Federation Musicians, Screen Actors Guild.

Connections

Married Margaret Ann Cummings, August 5, 1963. Children: Jennifer Ann, Katherine Claire.

father:
George Burton Paxton

mother:
Esther Hildegard (Peterson) Paxton

spouse:
Margaret Ann Cummings

children:
Jennifer Ann Paxton

Katherine Claire Paxton