Oakley Haldeman

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Oakley W. Haldeman (July 17, 1909 - December 17, 1986) was an American songwriter ("Here Comes Santa Claus"), composer, author and the general manager for a music publisher. He joined ASCAP in 1949, and his other popular-song compositions include "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes", "I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine", "Tho' I Tried", "Pretty Mary", "Texas Polka", "Honey Child", "Vic'try Train", "Last Mile", and "Texans Never Cry".

Haldeman was born in California, the son of Catherine (Oakley) and Clarence Edward Haldeman.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Person Details for Oakley W Haldeman in household of Clarence E Haldeman, "United States Census, 1920" — FamilySearch.org". Familysearch.org. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Clarence Haldeman". Myheritage.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015.

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