Eugene Monroe Bartlett (1884 - 1941)
Sometimes credited as E M Bartlett
Eugene Monroe Bartlett was a noted songwriter of hymns and Southern Gospel songs. In 1918, he became a founding partner in the Hartford Music Company. Like many music publishers of the day, Hartford began sponsoring traveling quartets who in turn promoted their products. In 1926, Albert E. Brumley joined the company and Bartlett served as his mentor.
In his career, Bartlett wrote a number of songs that are now Southern Gospel standards including "Everybody Will Be Happy Over There" and "Just a Little While to Stay Here." Bartlett also wrote the occasional novelty song, including “Take An Old Cold Tater And Wait” (later popularized by Little Jimmy Dickens). His best-known work was one of the last songs he wrote, the classic hymn “Victory In Jesus.” It was written in 1939 just two years prior to his death in 1941. Bartlett’s name was added to the SGMA Hall Of Fame in 2000.