Hartford, Connecticut, 1881-1946.
Born 1858?; with Austin Organ Co. of Hartford, Connecticut, 1911, treasurer, 1924; died 1946.
John Spencer Camp was born January 30, 1858, in Middletown, Connecticut.1 He played a prominent role in the musical life of Hartford, Connecticut as organist at Park Congregational Church (1881-1906) and the Center Church (1906-1918) and conductor of the Hartford Philharmonic Orchestra (1902-1911).2 He was a founder of the American Guild of Organists and served on its National Council as auditor from 1896 to 1901.3 In 1899 he was one of the first persons to buy stock in the Austin Organ Company.4 On August 30, 1901, he was elected as a board member and treasurer; he resigned from the latter position in January 1902. He later served as vice president (1905-1912) and as treasurer from 1912 until he resigned from that position, effective January 1, 1930. He remained on the board until the Austin Organ Company was liquidated in 1937.5 John Spencer Camp died on February 1, 1946, in Hartford; his grave is in Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Connecticut.6
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