Arthur Pryor (Composer)
Born: 22nd September 1870, Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: 18th June 1942, West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Arthur Willard Pryor was a trombone virtuoso, bandleader, and soloist with the Sousa Band. He was a prolific composer of band music, his best-known composition being "The Whistler and His Dog". In later life, he became a Democratic Party politician from New Jersey, who served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the 1930s.