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Birth:
14 Feb 1891 1
Kingsbury, Washington Co., NY 2
Death:
26 Jan 1965 2
Jan 1965 1
New York 2
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Full Name:
Dr. Elmer Arthur Tidmarsh 2
Full Name:
Elmer Tidmarsh 1
Birth:
14 Feb 1891 1
Kingsbury, Washington Co., NY 2
Male 2
Death:
26 Jan 1965 2
Jan 1965 1
New York 2
Physical Description:
Height: Short 2
Weight/Build: Stout 2
Eye Color: Blue 2
Hair Color: Light 2
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Birth:
Mother: Emma 2
Father: Arthur James Tidmarsh 2
Marriage:
Louise Nichols 2
1917 2
New York 2
To: abt 1935 2
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Occupation:
Organist and First Music Director for at Union College 2
Race or Ethnicity:
White 2
Employment:
Employer: New York World's Fair 2
Position: One of 4 directors of a 5000 voice chorus 2
Place: New York 2
Start Date: 1939 2
Employment:
Employer: Notre Dame 2
Position: Played by invitation at services 2
Place: Paris, France 2
Start Date: aft 1936 2
Employment:
Employer: American Cathedral 2
Position: Summer organist 2
Place: Paris, France 2
Start Date: 1936 2
Employment:
Employer: National Teachers Conference 2
Position: Directed a chorus of 2,000 voices 2
Place: Schenectady,, NY 2
Start Date: 1935 2
Employment:
Employer: First Presbyterian Church and served All Saints Cathedral 2
Position: Organist and choir master 2
Place: Glens Falls, Warren Co., NY 2
Start Date: 1920 2
Employment:
Position: Music Teacher 2
Place: New York 2
Start Date: 1917 2
Employment:
Employer: St. James Episcopal Church 2
Position: Organist Director 2
Place: Fort Edward,, NY 2
Start Date: 1906 2
Education:
Institution: Union College 2
Place: Schenectady,, NY 2
From: 1933 2
Education:
Institution: Studied with Percy Grainger and Thomas Whitney Surette 2
Place: Chicago, Cook Co., IL 2
From: aft 1920 2
Education:
Institution: Fontainebleau Conservatory of Music 2
From: aft 1920 2
Education:
Institution: Guilmont Organ School 2
Place: New York City,, NY 2
From: 1910 2
Award:
"Les Palmes d'Officier d'Academie" by the French Government 2
Social Security:
Card Issued: New York 1
Social Security Number: ***-**-9207 1

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At the time he retired he had completed over 700 recitals and for many years they were broadcasted on station WGY. *per Encyclopedia of Union College History"

"In 1972 he wrote two songs to be sung by a massed choir of one thousand voices on the slopes of the Saratoga Battlefield; on of them, "The Liberty Pole March," became quite popular and was used at several major pageants. In 1934 he adapted it to words written by Professor Codman Hislop '31 to create the sports fight song "It's Union's Game." *Encyclopedia of Union College History"

At Union College in Schenectady, NY there is an Elmer A Tidmarsh Endowed Fund "to help defray the cost of private instrumental and vocal lessons for students who will not only maintain a satisfactory academic record, but will contribute to the reputation of the College through participation in Musical activities." It is supported by the Thursday Musical Club.

From the New Release from Union College 10 Feb 1966:

"The Elmer A Tidmarsh Scholarship was established in 1964 by the gifts of the Thursday Musical Club, a local singing group, and the late Dr. Tidmarsh to aid students studying music or actively participating in the musical activities of the college. Dr. Tidmarsh was a member of the Union College faculty for many years and was a prominent musician."

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