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William Alexander Percy

William Alexander Percy (May 14, 1885 – January 21, 1942), was a lawyer, planter, and poet from Greenville, Mississippi. His autobiography Lanterns on the Levee (Knopf 1941) became a bestseller. His father LeRoy Percy was the last United States Senator from Mississippi elected by the legislature. In a largely Protestant state, the younger Percy championed the Roman Catholicism of his French mother.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14th, 1885 (Greenville), Died January 21st, 1942

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: author


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-64395 10-in. 12/5/1930 Overtones William J. Amerling Boy soprano vocal solo, with piano author  


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