(April 28, 1916 – August 10, 1986)
Clarence Dale Tarr discovered sf in the late 1920s and was active in fandom from the early ’30s (he wrote his first letter to a prozine in late 1930) and became really active in 1938. He was a member of the pre-World War II Cincinnati club The Hell Pavers, was an active member of the Cincinnati SFL. After the War, he was one of the founders of the Cincinnati Fantasy Group and a longtime active member who worked at recruiting new fans into the club by striking up conversations in the sf aisle of bookstores. In 1957, he wrote CFG History.
For a few years in the mid-1940s, he lived in Anderson, Indiana. He attended Chicon I in 1940, and was active in fanzines in the ’40s, publishing The Science Fiction World. He made his own mimeograph to print it.
- Obituary in the October, 1986, issue of Science Fiction Chronicle.
- Photo on page 99 of Harry Warner's fan history, All Our Yesterdays (Advent, 1969).
- Founding Member article in February, 2017 issue National Fantasy Fan.
- Early short biography in Who's Who in Fandom 1940, page 13.
- “Mimeo Can! The Tin-Can Wonder” by Dale Tarr.
- FindAGrave entry.
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