Born on July 6, 1921 in Manchester, NH, Dr. Henry L. Cady graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in 1947. He received his M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1952. Dr. Cady was an instructor from 1952 until 1954 at National College in Kansas City, MO. From 1955 until 1962, he was professor and head of the music department at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. Dr. Cady received his Ph. D. in music education from Kansas University in 1962. He taught at the Ohio State University from June 1962 until July 1975, where he and his fellow colleague, Erwin Schneider, completed their U.S. Department of Education study on previous research in music education. Cady then worked as a professor at the University of Delaware-Newark beginning in 1975, becoming chair of the music department and achieving emeritus status upon retirement in 1985. Cady's studies on the status of research in music education are a substantial contribution to the history of music education as an academic subject in higher education. He died in Lorain, Ohio on September 22, 2004.
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Social Security Death Index, last accessed via Ancestry.com 9 July 2019.