William Arthur Haynes

1928 - 2002

William Haynes, a singer and choir director, was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey. He attended Pacific Union College in the late 1940s, where he was a member of the Imperial male quartet and sang in the choir under the direction of J. Wesley Rhodes. Following graduation from PUC in 1951, he started his teaching career at Canadian Union College, now Canadian University College, where he taught voice, directed the choir, and chaired the department.

In 1956, he accepted a position at Union College to work as an assistant to his former teacher at PUC, Rhodes. While at UC, he completed an M.Mus.Ed. at the University of Washington in 1961.

In 1962, he accepted an invitation to direct the choirs and teach voice at Rio Lindo Academy, a large new school in California which opened that fall. He subsequently taught at San Diego Academy in Southern California.

He and his wife, Joyce, retired in San Diego and were living there when he died at age 73. They had three sons, William Arthur, Jr., Robert, and Bryan, and a daughter, Shirley.


Sources: Pacific Union Recorder, 23 November 2003; 1949 Pacific Union College Diogenes Lantern, 1954 Canadian Union College Aurora Borealis; Union College Bulletin faculty listings.