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John Avery Lomax (September 23, 1867 - January 26, 1948) was an American teacher, a pioneering , and a folklorist who did much for the preservation of American folk songs. Lomax's son, Alan Lomax continued the work and became a respected musicologist.

The Lomax family originally came from England in the 18th century when William Lomax settled in a colony in North Carolina. John Lomax was born in Goodman, Mississippi, USA to James Avery Lomax and Susan Frances Cooper. In December… read more

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