In Memory

Jehu E. Hanson - Class Of 1920

Jehu Euell Hanson died suddenly on September 10, 1973.  He was the Organist at the Third Church Christian Science, Manhattan, New York.

Jehu was a graduate of the Julliard School of Music, Manhattan, New York.  He also was organist at Temple Emmanuel, New York and First Church Christian Science in Pasadena, California and went on a concert tour to Australia and New Zealand.

New York Times, September 23, 1973


The following biography was written by Jehu Hanson in June 1935 and appeared in The Baton, a publication of the Institute of Musical Art (later to be called Julliard), New York City.

Birthplace--Blue Hill, Nebraska, July 17, 1902.  Began piano lessons when I was seven.  In 1914 went to Pasadena, California and lived at the ranch and orange grove of my uncle.  Graduated from South Pasadena High School in 1920.  After the first few years of the organ, studied four years with P. Shaul Hallett, then dean of the Southern California branch of the American Guild of Organists.

Played in Pasadena and Los Angeles and was organist of the First Christian Church of Pasadena three years before coming to the Institute three years ago--have been here since and hope to be here next year too.