George H. Mifflin

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George Harrison Mifflin
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Died1921 (aged 75–76)
CitizenshipUnited States Of America
OrganizationHoughton Mifflin

George Harrison Mifflin (1845 - 1921) was an executive in the publishing business. He served as president of Houghton Mifflin.[1]

Mifflin was born in Boston.[2] He graduated from Harvard. He joined Hurd and Houghton in 1867[3] and worked for its subsidiary Riverside Press.[4] He partnered with Henry Oscar Houghton in 1872.[3] Houghtom died in 1895 and Mifflin took over leadership of the company. He communicated with some of its prominent authors through good times.and bad.[5]

Mifflin was at first skeptical of the company's incestment in educational publishing.[6] He was socially connected to Sarah Wyman Whitman who designed elegant book covers for the business.[7]

He died in Boston aged 75.[1]

Further reading

  • The Building of the House: Houghton Mifflin ’s Formative Years by Ellen B. Ballou, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1970
  • "George H. Mifflin", Cambridge Tribune XLIV.6 April 9, 1921


  1. 1.0 1.1 Times, Special to The New York (April 6, 1921). "GEORGE H. MIFFLIN DEAD.; President of Houghton Mifflin Co. Publishers, Dies in Boston at 75" – via
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Publisher: Houghton Mifflin".
  4. Inc, Manly (June 9, 2013). "Encyclopedia of American Literature". Infobase Learning – via Google Books. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  5. Palmer, Stephanie C. (December 16, 2008). "Together by Accident: American Local Color Literature and the Middle Class". Lexington Books – via Google Books.
  6. Knee, Jonathan A. (November 29, 2016). "Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education". Columbia University Press – via Google Books.
  7. Cook, Doug. "Library Acquires Sarah Whitman Bookbindings | Bowdoin News Archive".

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