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Nash Family Music Collection, 1890-1950

Biographical Note:

Wallis Nash (1837-1926) immigrated to Oregon from England in 1879. A writer, lawyer, and builder of the Oregon Pacific Railroad, Nash served on the Oregon Agricultural College Board of Regents from 1886 to 1898. While he lived in Corvallis, Nash played the organ and directed the choir at the Church of the Good Samaritan. His daughter, Dorothea Nash (Class of 1895), was a music teacher. His son, W. Gifford Nash, taught piano in Portland during the early 1900s and was Professor of Piano at Montana State University from 1915 to 1920.


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