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Date of Birth 16 November 1895Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of Death 31 March 1952Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameJoseph P. Connor

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Composer, songwriter ("When I Take My Sugar to Tea", "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me") and priest, educated at the Wyoming Conservatory and St. Bonaventure College (BA, MA) and a musical degree from the Benedictine Fathers. He also studied with Ergildo Martinelli. He was the pastor of St. John's Church in Cliffside, New Jersey, and chaplain of the New Jersey State Police for 24 years, and the New Jersey State Guard. Joining ASCAP in 1925, his chief musical collaborators included Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal. His other popular-song compositions include "The Golden Dawn", "Lillies of Lorraine", "The Far Green Hills of Home", "Little Black Dog", "I Shall Return", "Lord's Prayer", "Our Father", "Ave Maria", and "Miracle of the Bells".

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