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LUCAS, George Washington, musician, born in Glastonbury, Connecticut, 12 April, 1800; died in Hampshire county, Massachusetts, about 1880. He studied music for two years under Thomas Hastings in Albany, New York, and lectured and taught on this subject throughout the United States and Canada. He delivered more than 1,000 public lectures, taught more than 50,000 people to sing, and arranged and conducted the music on more than 1,000 public occasions. He was president of the National musical convention in Boston in 1843. He published much music, including an "Ordination Anthem."
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