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Name:  William Ritchie Clendenin  

Pen Name: William R Clendenin

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1917 in Sparta, Illinois


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Clendenin was born in Sparta, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Cledenin was a musician, educator and author. He began his career as a church organist and choirmaster and spent much of his teaching of music at the University of Colorado.

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