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Elizabeth Firestone Willis
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1922
Akron
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1989
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

She filled the world with music and gave laughter and love to her family and friends. In 1952, she was a musical coordinator for the Dwight D. Eisenhower campaign. She wrote the words and music for "We Need Nixon," a 1972 campaign song for Richard M. Nixon's reelection campaign. In 1988, she collaborated with Lionel Hampton to write the theme music for George Bush's campaign. She also wrote the film scores for "Once More My Darling" and "The Man From Tangiers." In the early 1950s, she performed as a soloist in London and New York. She had appeared with Johnny Mercer, Mel Torme and Lionel Hampton. She had written for radio and televison and had done musical compositions for children's broadcasting. Mrs. Willis had lived in Washington since 1954. She was a member of the New England Conservatory of Music and the National Council of the Metropolitan Opera Association. She was a trustee of the Archives of American Art. 
 
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 Parents:
  Harvey S. Firestone (1898 - 1973)
  Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897 - 1990)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Fountain Willis (1918 - 1993)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Firestone Willis (1922 - 1989)
  Harvey Samuel Firestone (1930 - 1960)*
  Anne Idabelle Firestone Ball (1933 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbiana Cemetery
Columbiana
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sec A (Firestone Memorial)
 
Created by: Audrey Allison
Record added: Jun 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91701239
Elizabeth <i>Firestone</i> Willis
Added by: Audrey Allison
 
 
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