John Henderson

Le Monde illustrÈ, Vol.10, No.510, p.491, 1894.02.10 (Quebec National Library)(1836-1896)

Canadian Chess Hall of Fame 2005

Won first Canadian Correspondence Championship 1878-80

First place Canadian Correspondence Tournament 1874-5

Won Hamilton Chess Club Correspondence Tournament 1880-2

Played Canadian Championship 1872, 1879, 1881, 1882 (2nd), 1884 (2nd)

Mayor, Saint-Liboire, Quebec for 8 years

Magistrate, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec for 12 years

Montreal Gazette chess editor and columnist 1886-96

Composed two songs: The Royal Game, 1877; Bold Champions of Caissa, 1879

John Henderson - W. Braithwaite

Correspondence - Canada, 1873

 

Sources: Hamilton Spectator 1872.09.25; British Chess Magazine 1882,

1896 (obituary); Daily Globe, Toronto, 1877, 1878, 1879.

Contributors: J. Ken MacDonald (game selection), Erik Malmsten.

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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