(August 12, 1926 – September 24, 2022)
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. He had something to do with the fireworks at Philcon , the 1947 Worldcon, where he also played piano and sang his own science fictional songs, and 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. He was the editor-in-chief of the Mathematical Intelligencer from 1991-2004.
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.
He was only occasionally involved with fandom after emigrating. In June 2010, Walks in Beauty: Selected Prose of Chandler Davis, a nonfiction collection, was released by Aqueduct Press.
- Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
- Archived bio.
- Horace Chandler Davis, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 269 F.2d 357 (6th Cir. 1959).
- Mathematical Intelligencer
- The Chandler Davis Online Archive.
- Video of Davis on July 6, 2022, in the hospital, introducing a panel on human rights organized on the occasion of the Azat Miftakhov Days Against the War, mentioning his own experience as a political prisoner.
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