Charles R. Tanner

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(February 17, 1896 – January 9, 1974)

Frances and Charles Tanner at Midwestcon 3, 1952.

Charles Roland “Charley” Tanner, Jr., a Cincinnati fan and pro, was one of the founders of The Hell Pavers, which became the CFG (see also Founding of CFG).

He wrote professionally before World War II. His first sale was in 1930 in Science Wonder Stories. Probably his most famous work was the "Tumithank of the Corridors" series.

He was one of the charter members of The National Fantasy Fan Federation in 1941 and co-editor of The National Fantasy Fan 1946–47. He was honorary chairman of the Cinvention in 1949 (Don Ford carried out the duties). He was one of the editors of The Cincy Report.

He was married to Frances Tanner; they had three children. He served as a private in the Army in World War I. In mundane life, Charley was a color technician for Formica Corp. He retired in 1961 and the Tanners moved to California. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery next to Frances.

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