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Editor , photographer , printer , writer

Merle Parker Tapley, writer, editor, photographer, printer. Certified in journalism University Chicago, 1944, in photography University Michigan, 1946. Named Master of Research, Philosophic Lodge Research, Hartford, Connecticut, 1980, Legion of Honor, International Supreme Council DeMolay, 1983; recipient Pierpont Edwards medal Grand Lodge Connecticut, Masons, 1964, Christopher Champlin medal Grand Lodge Rhode Island, 1972.


Tapley, Merle Parker was born on February 10, 1920. Son of Jerome Perkins and Ada Littlefield (Mills) Tapley.


AS, University Hartford, 1962. Bachelor in English, University Hartford, 1966.


Technical writer Hamilton Standard, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, 1962—1968. Senior author, editor, 1968—1983. President People-to-People Communications, South Windsor, Connecticut, from 1983.

Editor Scottish Rite Publications, Hartford, from 1960. Director publications and public relations Connecticut State Staff Order DeMolay, from 1979. Editor Nutmeg Digest, from 1980, FAMA, from 1984, Connecticut Square & Compasses, from 1988.

Served United States Army, 1943-1945.


  • Certified in journalism University Chicago, 1944, in photography University Michigan, 1946.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor history research articles to various publications.


Past chairman Republican Organization, South Windsor. Past member Industrial Development Commission. Past board directors March of Dimes.

Executive secretary treasurer Northeast Conference Education & Libraries, from 1975. Member of Hamilton Standard Retirees Connecticut (vice president 1985, president 1987-1988), Connecticut Society Professional Communicators, Society Technology Writers & Publications, Masons Lodge (master 1955, grand master 1971).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, travel, photography, genealogy.


Married Dorothy Lina Parker, June 5, 1948.

Jerome Perkins Tapley

Ada Littlefield (Mills) Tapley

Dorothy Lina Parker