John Cherriman

he University of Toronto - A History by Martin L. Friedland,  University of Toronto Press, 2002, p.48, from University of Toronto Archives A73-0003/001 (21).(1823-1908)

Canadian Chess Hall of Fame 2007

Chess editor, Toronto Globe

1st President of the Canadian Chess Association 1872-4

Defeated Johannes Zukertort in a simultaneous exhibition given by Zukertort, Ottawa, 1884

Organized first two Canadian correspondence tournaments 1873-4, 1874-5

1st Toronto Chess Champion, 1854

First Superintendent of Insurance, Government of Canada, Ottawa, 1875-85

Professor and Chair of Mathematics & Natural Philosophy (Physics), University of Toronto 1855-75

Director, Canadian Magnetic Observatory, University of Toronto 1853-5

Lecturer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Toronto 1850-3

Militia Lieutenant, University Rifle Corps; later, Captain, Queen's Own Rifles

Charter member, Royal Society of Canada 1882

Born in Doncaster, ENG

Received an MA from Cambridge, 1848


Sources: Chess Player's Chronicle 1884.03.12 p.321-2;

Hamilton Spectator 1872.09.25; 

University of Toronto Archives;

Plaque on University of Toronto main campus marking the site of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory (1840-1908);

Suzanne Zeller, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 1901-1910 (Volume XIII), University of Toronto/UniversitÈ Laval, 2000.


-CFC, 2011

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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