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Marjorie Merriweather Post

Marjorie Merriweather Post, business woman, philanthropist. Decorated Legion of Honor (France); Order of Leopold, Order of Crown (Belgium); Order of Adolph de Nassau (Luxembourg); Order of Juan Pablo Duarte (Dominican Republic); Order of Southern Cross (Brazil); recipient American Symphony Orchestra League award, 1956, numerous citations for philanthropic activities.

Background

  • Post, Marjorie Merriweather was born on March 15, 1887 in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Charles William and Ella Letitia (Merriweather) Post.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Letters, Long Island U., 1955. Doctor of Laws, Hobart and William Smith College, 1958. Doctor of Humane Letters, Bucknell U., 1962.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Nedenia (Mistress Clifford P. Robertson, Ill). Married 3d, Joseph E. Davies, December 15, 1935 (div. 1955); married 4th, Herbert A. May, June 18, 1958 (div.

      1964). Owner, operator Postum Cereal Limited company, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1914-1922. Director General Foods, 1936-1958, director emeritus, 1958-1973. Director National Savings & Trust Company, Washington, 1959-1973.

      Vice chairman Emergency Unemployment Drive, New York City, 1929-1933. First vice president, member Executive Committee, director National Symphony Orchestra Association. Member board Washington chapter American Red Cross Honorary member board directors Good Samaritan Hospital, Palm Beach, Florida.

      Member arts education committee National Cultural Center, Washington. Honorary trustee Long Island U. 1st life trustee, 1st alumna trustee Mount Vernon Seminary, Washington.

    Membership

    Member board Washington chapter American Red Cross Honorary. Member board directors Good Samaritan Hospital, Palm Beach, Florida. Member arts education committee National Cultural Center, Washington.

    Member Colonial Dames American, Society Daus. Founders and Patriots, D.A.R., Living Descendants of Blood Royal, Colonial Dames American, James Towne Society, Descendants Colonial American Clergy, Daus. Barons of Runnemede.

    Clubs: Garter.

    Connections

    • Married Edward B. Close, December 3, 1905.; married second, Edward F. Hutton, July 7, 1920.; married 3d, Joseph E. Davies, December 15, 1935 (divorced 1955).

      Children: Adelaide (Mistress.
    • father: Charles William Post
    • mother: Ella Letitia (Merriweather) Post
    • spouses: Edward B. Close
    • Edward F. Hutton
    • Joseph E. Davies
    • child: Adelaide (Mrs Post
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    Died September 12, 1973
    (aged 86)
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