Dale Tarr

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Dale Tarr at Midwestcon 17, 1966. Photo by Mark Irwin from Zingaro 8 (August 1966).

(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.

He was one of the co-founders of the First Fandom club in 1958, and was president of the N3F in 1948-1949. He was one of the charter members of the N3F in 1941. He died of cancer in 1986.

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