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(April 5, 1905 – September 7, 1969)
Noel Loomis, an early Minnesota fan and member of the MFS, is remembered for having originated the fannish word Faunch.
Loomis also had a pro career under his own name and as Benjamin Miller and Silas Water. Best known is his City of Glass (Startling Stories, July 1942, and Columbia Publications, 1955). The author of some 50 books and 500 short stories, he mostly wrote Westerns. He was a president of the Western Writers of America.
He and his wife had moved to California by 1957. He died of a brain tumor.
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