The Merrill Anderson Company was founded in 1934 in New York City. Merrill was a successful copywriter who decided to start his own company. The company specialized in working with bank trust departments.
Eight years after launching the Merrill Anderson Company, our founder was on a roll: he was elected president of the New York Financial Advertisers.
Good looking, wasn't he?
That wasn't Merrill's first appearance in The New York Times. Using Times Machine we found this item in an April 29, 1923 report on an AAU gymnastic meet.
Indian club swinging, popular in Victorian times, was losing favor in the 1920's, but it endured long enough to be a gymnastics event at the 1932 Olympics.
Our founder may not have been a gold medal club swinger, but he was a champion high jumper. And he captained the track team at Amherst.