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Methuen, Massachusetts, 1956 to at least 1988
Classification: Builder

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October 13, 2015:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, June 2, 2018. -

Excerpt from 1965 slate of candidates for officers of the Organ Historical Society:

Robert J. Reich, an organ builder, is Tonal Director of the Andover Organ Co., Methuen, Mass. He recieved his B.E. and M.E. degrees at Yale University, has served as Dean of the Merrimack Valley Chapter, AGO, and is organist/choirmaster at Highland Congregational, Lowell, Mass. Mr. Reich has served as Auditor, and, since 1961, as Vice-president. He was chairman of the 1958 nominating committee, chairman of the Convention Instructions committee. He has contributed several articles of interest to The Tracker.

Source:

  • The Tracker 9:3, (Spring, 1965), 2.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Born December 15, 1929 in Champaign, Illinois; brother of Donald E. Reich; attended Yale University; with Andover Organ Co. of Methuen, Massachusetts, 1956; acquired firm with Leo Constantineau as partner and treasurer, 1960, president, 1975; active in 1988.

Sources:

  • Letter to David H. Fox.
  • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 428.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 1 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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