Melvil Dewey

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Melvil Dewey
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BornMelville Louis Kossuth Dewey
December 10, 1851
Adams Center, New York
DiedDecember 26, 1931(1931-12-26) (aged 80)
Lake Placid, Florida
NationalityAmerican
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)
Signature
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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.