James Arnold Blaisdell (1867-1957) was a minister, theologian and most notably the third president of Pomona College (1910-1927) and founder and “Head Fellow” of the Claremont Colleges (1927-1935).
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Leo Sowerby (b. Grand Rapids, MI, 1895; d. Port Clinton, OH, 1968) composed PERRY in 1962 at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, the site of an international peace monument and the place from which Commodore Oliver H. Perry (then a lieutenant) sailed to gain a naval victory during the War of 1812. The tune was origin…