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Melvin Burt Henrichsen

university bookstore director

Melvin Burt Henrichsen, American university bookstore director. Recipient certified of merit for consultant and teaching bookstore classes, 1970, student appreciation award for outstanding service, South Dakota State University, 1978, award for service to Tri-State area, 1979.


Henrichsen, Melvin Burt was born on December 14, 1913 in Altamont, South Dakota, United States. Son of Claus John and Alice Marie (Bauer) Henrichsen.


Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University, 1938.


Teacher, Elkton (South Dakota) Public School, 1938-1941. With superintendents office Swift & Company, Watertown, South Dakota, 1941-1945. Director Pugsly Union, South Dakota State University, Brookings, 1945-1946, director housing and bookstore, 1946-1965, director Student Association Bookstore, since 1946.

Teacher, consultant bookstore management Oberlin College, California State University, University Utah, Stanford University. Speaker professional meetings. District camping chairman Boy Scouts American.

State chairman This is the Life, Lutheran Laymen Men's Club.


Member National Association College Stores (Manager of Year 1970), American Booksellers Association, Christian Bookstore Association, Tri-State Bookstore Association. Club: Elephant.


Children– Melvin John, Dean Douglas.

Claus John Henrichsen

Alice Marie (Bauer) Henrichsen

Melvin John Henrichsen

Dean Douglas Henrichsen