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Edgar Leslie

1885-1976 US, Stamford, Connecticut

Edgar Leslie (December 31, 1885 – January 22, 1976) was an American songwriter. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut. His first song, "Lonesome" (1909), was an immediate success, recorded by the Haydn Quartet and again by Byron G. Harlan. Other notable artists recorded his early works. Among them were Nat M. Wills, Julian Rose, Belle Baker, Lew Dockstader, James Barton and Joe Welch.A founding member of the ASCAP in 1914, Leslie served as its director from 1931 to 1941 and from 1947 to 1953. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

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