Alfred Mosher Butts

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Birthday
13, 1899
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 4, 1993 (93)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1899
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 4, 1993 (93)

About

Best remembered as the inventor of the popular Scrabble board game, this New York-born man was also an architect and amateur artist. When he first created Scrabble, he called the game "Lexiko."

Before Fame

He graduated from New York's Poughkeepsie High School in 1917 and began his architecture career during the 1920s.

Trivia

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired several of his drawings.

Family Life

He grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York, as the son of Arrie Mosher and Allison Butts.

Associated With

He and Monopoly inventor Charles Darrow both created extraordinarily popular board games.

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