Stern, Arthur “Art”

Arthur Stern (Hamilton) (“Art”)

Changed name to Art Hamilton.

Brother of Jo Stern.

See photo from Mar-Ken Reunion, 1993.

Arthur Stern is a composer who has many famous songs to his credit including the classic “Cry me a river.” He served as President of the Society of Composers and Lyricists. He co-wrote the original music for Pete Kelly’s Blues, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Best Song in 1970 for writing the original lyrics in “Till Love Touches Your Life” for Madron.

From the 1942 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Sophomore:
Art was born in Seattle, Washington. He visited this city at the age of six months and decided to stay. His favorite composers are DeBussy, Gershwin and Rimsky-Korskoff. He enjoyed reading “Sorrel and Son” and “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

From the September 28, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
•JUNIORS ELECT OFFICERS FOR 1942: Art Stern was elected as president of the Juniors at the class election held Friday, September 18.
•The 11th grade has been working all summer on the victory garden that is on the east side of the school grounds. Art Stern was one of the new full pledged farmers.

From the 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Junior:
“Caught off Their Guard:” ART STERN – sampling the delicious sandwiches on Tuesdays.

From the 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook, Junior Crossword Puzzle:
Leader and originator of “Victory” Class whose greatest joy is the sandwich sale.

Art Stern was President of his 1943 Junior Class.

Links to other resources about Art Hamilton:

Advice to young songwriters from Arthur Hamilton