Chan Davis

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(August 12, 1926 –)

Horace Chandler Davis was a member of the Stranger Club and was one of the members who attended Noreascon 3 as Fan GoH. He edited and published the FAPAzine Blitherings in the 1940s (also published in VAPA) as well as the apazine macVert for VAPA. He was a member of the Brain Trust and had something to do with the fireworks at Philcon I, where he also played piano and sang his own science fictional songs.

He began writing SF in the 1940s, several of his stories appearing in Astounding. He stopped writing SF in the 1950s. He attended Torcon, the sixth Worldcon, in 1948.

In 1960, when he was an instructor at the University of Michigan, he was called before the House Unamerican Activities Committee to answer questions about a leftist organization he'd been associated with while at Harvard. He refused to answer and was sent to jail for six months.

A Harvard-educated mathematician, writer, and educator, he moved to Canada in 1962 and began teaching at the University of Toronto. Davis was born in Ithaca, NY, to parents Horace B. Davis and Marian R. Davis. In 1948, he married Natalie Zemon Davis; they had three children.

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