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Melvil Dewey

AKA Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey

Born: 10-Dec-1851
Birthplace: Adams Center, NY
Died: 26-Dec-1931
Location of death: Lake Placid, FL
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Curator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dewey Decimal System

Librarian; inventor of the Dewey Decimal System and founder of the American Library Association. A spelling reformer, he was born "Melville Dewey" and attempted to change his name to "Melvil Dui", but it seems that history has only accepted the first half of that.

Father: Joel Dewey (b. 22-Feb-1810, d. 1-Apr-1889)
Mother: Eliza Greene Dewey (b. 30-Nov-1809, d. 24-Oct-1885)
Sister: Marion Meroa Dewey Tanner
Sister: Marietta Dewey
Brother: Monford Joel Dewey
Sister: Marissa Eliza Dewey Greene

    University: Amherst College (1874)
    Administrator: Assistant Librarian, Amherst College (1874-77)
    Administrator: Librarian, Columbia College
    Administrator: Secretary, University of the State of New York (1888-1900)

    Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

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