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Alton Adams

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Birthday
4, 1889
Birthplace
Saint Thomas, VI
Death Date
Nov 23, 1987 (98)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1889
Birthplace
Saint Thomas, VI
Death Date
Nov 23, 1987 (98)

About

Became the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy in 1917.

Before Fame

Prior to realizing his career ambitions, he first worked as an apprentice to a carpenter.

Trivia

During the War of 1812, he and his band became the first African-Americans to receive official musical appointments in the U.S. Navy.

Family Life

He was born in St. Thomas.

Associated With

He and Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross were both born in St. Thomas.