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Melvil Dewey
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Born
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey

December 10, 1851
Died December 26, 1931(1931-12-26) (aged 80)
Nationality American
Other names Melvil Dewey
Melvil Dui
Education Amherst College
Occupation librarian, resort developer, reformer
Known for Dewey Decimal Classification
Spouse(s) Annie R. Godfrey (1878)
Emily McKay Beal (1924)
Relatives Godfrey Dewey (son)
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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.


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