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Mahlon Merrick
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1900
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1969
Palm Springs
Riverside County
California, USA

In 1923, Mahlon graduated from Washington State College (now Washington State University). After three years of teaching school music in Redmond, Washington, he put aside teaching and began work as a professional saxophonist. By the end of the decade, he was in Los Angeles, working as a radio orchestra musician. In 1937, he joined the staff of the Jack Benny Program. After the Jack Benny Program went off the air, Mahlon began to throw himself in to television. He created an alias for himself, Gene LeGrande. This name would be seen on many TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s. This person was, in fact, Mahlon Merrick. In the 1940's he composed the Washington State College Marching Song. 
Family links: 
  Thomas W. Merrick (1867 - 1947)
  Sarah Alberta Crown Merrick (1875 - 1961)
Created by: Eamonn
Record added: Dec 26, 2009
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Mahlon Merrick
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Thinking of you.
- Kaleigh Jones-Clark
 Added: Mar. 26, 2015
Rest in Peace.
- Eamonn
 Added: Dec. 26, 2009

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