Converse, Frederick Shepherd
- Robert J. Garofalo
(b Newton, MA, Jan 5, 1871; d Westwood, MA, June 8, 1940). American composer, teacher and administrator. He was the youngest of seven children born into a New England family. At the age of ten he began to study the piano, and showed an interest in composition almost from the start. After a good education in the public and private schools of Newton, Converse entered Harvard College in ...