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Mervin G. Morris

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Mervin G. Morris is the founder of Mervyn's. Mervin Morris was born in Delano, California. His family had a small department store in Delano where he worked during his youth. Though he started college at U.C. Berkeley, he soon had to return home when his father became ill. He never returned to college. He eventually left Delano, however, to become a captain in the United States Army during World War II. After the war, Mervin Morris married Roslyn ("Roz") Grossman. He opened his first Mervyn's store in 1949 in San Lorenzo, California, and eventually saw Mervyn's grow into a national retailing giant. Mervin and Roz Morris have four children and thirteen grandchildren. He lives in the Bay Area, where he is an active philanthropist. Mervin is an avid golfer. Morris, Mervin G.Morris, Mervin G.  ( Wikipedia article )

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