Chan Davis

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(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.

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. He moved to Canada and began teaching at the University of Toronto. He has lived in Canada longer than he lived in the US.

An American-born mathematician, writer, and educator now living in Canada, Davis was born in Ithaca, New York, to parents Horace B. Davis and Marian R. Davis. In 1948 he married Natalie Zemon Davis; they had three children.

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