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Obituary of William Wade Hinshaw

Hinshaw of Met dies at 80

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UP) - William Wade Hinshaw, 80, one-time Metropolitan Opera baritone and the father of Rep, Carl Hinshaw, R., Calif., died here yesterday.

For the last 16 years Hinshaw has lived in retirement here, devoting much of his time to an encyclopedia of American Quaker genealogy he was writing.

He sang in the Metropolitan from 1910 to 1913. From 1903 to 1907 he was president of the Chicago Conservatory of Music. In 1926 he gave the first Mozart Festival in the United States at Cincinnati.

Hinshaw made more than 5000 concert appearances in this country and abroad. In addition to singing in the Metropolitan he produced several operas.


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