Louis Russell Chauvenet
(February 12, 1920 -- June 24, 2003)
Louis Russell Chauvenet started reading SF at age 11 when he read "Awlo of Ulm." He discovered fandom by meeting R. D. Swisher and reading his fanzines. He was one of the founders of SF Fandom and of The Stranger Club of Boston. (The Stranger Club was the FGoH of the 1989 Worldcon, Noreascon 3) With Damon Knight and Art Widner he also co-founded the N3F (he was President in 1941-1942 and at one time in 1944 he and Samuel J. Russell were the only members in good standing), and was a member of First Fandom.
In mundane life, he became chess champion of the state of Virginia, 1942 through 1948, and of Maryland in 1963, 1969, and 1976. He was also an avid sailor, built his own Windmill class sailboat, and participated in regattas.
For an early short biography, see
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- Detours [1940-98]
- Nachgemachte Schildkrotensuppe 
- Fanzine Digest 
- Sardonyx [1940-44]
- Silver Spring Science Fiction, Root Beer and Go Association 
- Sinkrec [early 60s]
- Spinnaker Reach [early 60s] (for FAPA)
- Zizzle-Pop [early 40s] (for FAPA)
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