Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972

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Charles A. Sink was an Ann Arbor businessman and civic leader. He was also a long-time president of the University Musical Society, which was responsible for many of the musical program series performed in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan. These included the May Festival, performances of the Choral Union, and the yearly presentation of Handel's Messiah .

From the guide to the Charles A. Sink autographed photograph collection, 1894-1972, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, and State Senator. President of the University of Michigan Musical Society, 1927-1940.

From the description of Papers, 1918-1954. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34363844

From the description of Charles Sink papers, 1918-1954. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 66895321

President of the University Musical Society of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

From the description of Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1985. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423072

Republican member of the Michigan state house and the state senate; president of the University Musical Society of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

From the description of Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1996. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778431

Charles A. Sink was born July 4, 1879, in Westernville, NY in Oneida County, and attended high school in Churchville, NY He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1904. That same year, he began his long association with the University Musical Society, serving first as secretary (1904-07), executive manager (1907-27), and then president (1927-68). In addition, Sink was secretary and business manager of the University of Michigan School of Music (1904-27), then its president (1927-40).

Sink was also politically active. He served in both the state house and senate. He was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1919-20 and 1925-26) and the Michigan Senate (1921-22, 1927-28, 1929-1930). In the legislature, Sink was chairman of the committees on education in both the Senate and House. Here he sponsored legislation affecting the state educational system and institutions. Sink was also a candidate in the 1932 primary for the office of lieutenant governor. Prior to this he was a member of the Republican State Central Committee (1928-32).

Throughout his life, Sink was involved in a variety of community and philanthropic activities. He died December 17, 1972.

From the guide to the Charles A. Sink Papers, 1890s-1996, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Sink papers, 1918-1954. University of Michigan
referencedIn Owen J. Cleary Papers, 1944-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Key, Pierre V. R. (Pierre Van Rensselaer), 1872-1945. Letter, 1935 Dec. 20, New York, to Charles A. Sink, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
creatorOf Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948. Letter, 1934 May 14, Washington, D.C., to Charles A. Sink, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1935. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Junius E. Beal Papers, 1869-1946 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. School of Music. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1937-1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Memorandum, about a dinner party for Ignace Jan Paderewski, 1933. University of Michigan
creatorOf Charles A. Sink Papers, 1890s-1996 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Lauferty, Lilian, 1887-1958. Letter [1929] Oct. 27, New York, to [Charles A.] Sink [Ann Arbor] University of Michigan
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn University Musical Society (University of Michigan) Records, 1879-2009 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. University Musical Society. University Musical Society (University of Michigan records, 1879-1975. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Milanov, Zinka. Letter, 1944 Jul. 6, New York, N.Y., to Mrs. and Mrs. Ch. A. Sink [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Marion L. Burton Papers, 1895-1925, 1921-1925 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. University Musical Society. University Musical Society (University of Michigan) records, 1879-2004. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Clarence Cook Little papers, 1924-1929 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers, 1916-1966 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn William L. Clements papers, 1920-1933 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Earl C. Michener papers, 1898-1934 and 1940-1954, 1904-1934 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn James Orin Murfin papers, 1896-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Earl V. Moore papers, 1870s-1987, 1920s-1960s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Fitzgerald, Frank D. (Frank Dwight), 1885-1939. Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. University Musical Society. University Musical Society (University of Michigan) records, 1879-1975. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Clements, William L. (William Lawrence), 1861-1934. William Lawrence Clements papers, 1920-1933. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Note, on Enrico Caruso [n.d.] University of Michigan
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1996. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925. Marion LeRoy Burton papers, 1895-1925. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Alumni Association (University of Michigan), Individual Photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1960s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Beal, Junius E. (Junius Emery), 1860-1942. Junius Emery Beal papers, 1869-1946. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Charles Albert Sink papers, 1907-1985. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Laird, David Burrington, 1943-. The regents of the University of Michigan and the state legislatures : an oral history supplement, 1971. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sink, Charles A. (Charles Albert), 1879-1972. Papers, 1918-1954. University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan. News and Information Services. Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005 (bulk 1960-1995) Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Arthur Lyon Cross Papers, 1897-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Chase S. Osborn Papers, ca. 1870-1949, 1889-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan. Alumni Association. Certificate, of Emeritus Club membership for Charles A. Sink, 1954. University of Michigan
referencedIn Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944, 1930-1939 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Charles A. Sink autographed photograph collection, 1894-1972 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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Birth 1879-07-04

Death 1972-12-17

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