Melvil Dewey

American librarian

Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an American librarian and educator. He invented the Dewey Decimal System. He founded the Lake Placid Club.

Melvil Dewey
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Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey

December 10, 1851
DiedDecember 26, 1931(1931-12-26) (aged 80)
Other namesMelvil Dewey
Melvil Dui
EducationAmherst College
Occupationlibrarian, resort developer, reformer
Known forDewey Decimal Classification
Spouse(s)Annie R. Godfrey (1878)
Emily McKay Beal (1924)
RelativesGodfrey Dewey (son)
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