Daniel Collamore Heath

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Daniel Collamore Heath
D.C. Heath.jpg
Heath in the 1890s
Alma mater Bates College (B.A.)
Amherst College (B.A.)

Daniel Collamore Heath (1843-1908) was the founder and president of D. C. Heath and Company, part of Houghton Mifflin.


Daniel C. Heath was born in Franklin County, Maine in 1843. He studied at Nichols Latin School at Bates College (then called the Maine State Seminary) and then attended the college until his completion of his first degree in 1864. He then went on to attend Amherst College and graduated in 1868. Heath worked as a high school principal for two years before briefly attending Bangor Theological Seminary. After traveling through Europe for a year, Heath returned to the United States and worked for Edwin Ginn, a publisher. Together they started a firm called Ginn & Heath. Heath then sold his interest in the company and founded D. C. Heath and Company in Boston in 1885. He died in 1908.


  • Eliot, Samuel A., Biographical History of Massachusetts, (Massachusetts Biographical Society, 1909), 23-27