Orville W. Mosher

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(December 29, 1929 – August 15, 1991)

Orv Mosher (born Orville Watson Mosher III in Kansas) was a Dallas fan active in the 1950s. He was a member of the N3F. He started Project Fan Club in 1951.

He helped found the first club in Texas, the Dallas Futurian Society, in 1953, and was one of the editors of its clubzine, CriFanAc. Despite this, he apparently wasn’t very popular: Club members took over Oklacon, which became Southwestercon VI in 1958, and on the last day of the convention, July 6, 1958, Tom Reamy proposed Mosher for president. Then, as soon as he was elected, Reamy moved to disband the club. The motion passed, and Mosher disappeared from fannish history, while other members of the DFS continued to meet socially for many years.

He later settled in Maryland, where he died in 1991.

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