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Melvin Deane Southworth

Melvin Deane Southworth, American paper manufacturer.


  • Southworth, Melvin Deane was born on September 23, 1883 in Gambier, Ohio, United States. Son of George Champlin Shepard and Ada (Deane) Southworth.

  • Education

    • Student Kenyon Military Academy, 1901-1903. Bachelor of Philosophy, Kenyon College, 1907.


    • 1 daughter, Mayotta. With Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, 1907-1912. With Southworth Company, manufacturers writing paper, West Springfield, Massachusetts, since 1912, treasurer, 1916-1939, president, since 1939. Director Springfield Fire & Marine Insurance Company, New England Insurance Company, Third National Bank & Trust Company, West Springfield Cooperative Bank.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Common Council, Springfield, 1916, alderman, 1918. Trustee Kenyon College, 1944-1950, American International College, Springfield. Member Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Writing Paper Manufacturers Association, National Stationers Association, N.E. Council, Associate Industries of Massachusetts, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, English Speaking Union, American Meteorological Society, United States Naval Institute, Newcomen Society England, Marine History Association, Mystic (director), Delta Tau Delta.

    Mason.; Clubs: University, Agawam Revolver, Springfield Sportsman, Colony, Off Soundings (commodore 1947-1950) (Springfield).


    • Married Mayotta Dickinson, June 18, 1921.
    • father: George Champlin Shepard Southworth
    • mother: Ada (Deane) Southworth
    • spouse: Mayotta Dickinson
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    Born September 23, 1883
    Died April 10, 1967
    (aged 83)