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Melville Louis Kossuth "Melvil" Dewey (December 10, 1851 – December 26, 1931) was an influential American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, a founder of the Lake Placid Club, and a chief librarian at Columbia University. He was also a founding member of the American Library Association but resigned in 1905, due to allegations of sexual harassment, racism, and antisemitism.
|President of the American Library Association|
May 1892 – 1893
|Preceded by||William Isaac Fletcher|
|Succeeded by||Josephus Nelson Larned|
1890 – July 1891
|Preceded by||Frederick Morgan Crunden|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Swett Green|
Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey
December 10, 1851
Adams Center, New York, U.S.
|Died||December 26, 1931 80) (aged|
Lake Placid, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Amherst College (AB, MA)|
|Known for||Dewey Decimal Classification|