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Marvin Pierce

Publishing from United States of America

Marvin Pierce (17 June 1893 – 17 July 1969) was president of McCall Corporation, the publisher of the popular women's magazines Redbook and McCall's. Marvin Pierce was born in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania to Scott Pierce and Mabel Marvin. Marvin was a 1916 graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. His ancestor, an early New England colonist, was also an ancestor of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. At Miami University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, he was nicknamed "Monk" and was a stand-out athlete in football, basketball, baseball and tennis. He was inducted into Miami's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1972. Pierce's first marriage was to Pauline Robinson who was born in 1896 to Ohio Supreme Court justice, James E. Robinson and died on 23 September 1949. They had four children together: W magazine once described Pauline Robinson as "beautiful, fabulous, critical, and meddling" and "a former beauty from Ohio with extravagant tastes". On 23 September 1949, Pauline was killed in an automobile accident in Harrison, Westchester County, New York, when Marvin, who was driving the car, lost control as he reached over to stop a cup of hot coffee from  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1893-06-17
Place of birth
Sharpsville
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Mabel Marvin, Scott Pierce
Spouse(s)
Pauline Robinson Willa Gray Martin
Children
Scott Pierce Barbara Bush Barbara Bush Martha Pierce Rafferty Scott Pierce James Pierce
Profession
Publisher

Education

Institution From To
Miami University

Athlete facts

Sports
American football

Death

Date of death
1969-07-17

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