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Dutton, Mervyn, 1897-1987

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1897 - 1987

Norman Alexander "Mervyn" Dutton known as Red Dutton was born on July 23, 1897 was born in Manitoba, Canada. Dutton attended school at St. John's College in Winnipeg. He left school in 1915 to volunteer with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in World War I and served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Hejoined the Calgary Canadians of Alberta's Big-4 League for the 1920–21 season then moved onto the Calgary Tigers of the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) in 1921–22. He eventually ended up playing for the New York American becoming their coach in 1935 and purchasing the team in 1942. Dutton served as the second president of the NHL between 1943 and 1946 and as a Stanley Cup trustee for 37 years. A successful businessman, Dutton operated a construction company that built Calgary's McMahon Stadium in 1960 and he served for a time as the president of the Calgary Stampeders football club and later the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Duttond died on March 15, 1987.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Hockey, the Fastest Game on Earth" typescript

MS-230
 Collection
Identifier: MS-230
Overview "Hockey, the Fastest Game on Earth" (1938). The collection contains the typescript of the book by Mervyn Dutton with handwritten corrections and printer's notations.