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Photograph of H. D. Munger published in Philatelic West, Volume 31, No. 1, September 1905, foldout

Harland Debenham Munger (1887-), was born on May 8, 1887, at Geneva, New York, son of Walter A. Munger (1865-1924), and Mary A. Debenham (1862-1926).

He graduated the Corning Free Academy.

He graduated Colgate University.

H. D. Munger, was a philatelist and philatelic publisher at 186 Cedar Street, Corning, New York.

In 1902, he founded the Metropolitan Philatelic Association (M.P.A.)

He was A.P.A. Member No. 1949

Virginia Philatelist, Vol. 6, No. 6, December (1903) : 62

Munger published a philatelic magazine called Metropolis from September 1903- June 1904.

From 1902- 1908, he was the president of the Metropolitan Philatelic Association (M.P.A.)

In 1907, he was the Assistant Claim Agent for the Utica and Mohawk Valley Railway (U & MV Railway), Utica, New York.

"The Story of the M. P. A. and Some of its Officers and Leaders," Redfield's Stamp Weekly, Vol. 2, No. 9, February 15, (1908) : 1-3; 22-24.

In 1910, he was the secretary and office manger of the Munger Candy Company, Corning, New York.

In 1918, he married Gertrude Violet Atkinson (1896-) and had a daughter Gertrude (1924-), and a son William (1919-).

Later he moved to 40 Glenwood Boulevard, Schenectady, New York, and worked in the General Claim Department for General Electric Company.

Bibliography :

Colgate University Yearbook 1919

American Philatelist 1911

Philadelphia Stamp News 1911

Earl of Crawford Library Catalog, page 628