Julius Finn (71-1931) was the New York State chess champion in 1901 (first prize was $40), 1907, and 1908 (winning the Rice Trophy for winning the State Chess Championship three time). At one time, he was director of the Manhattan Chess Club. In 1921, he was the referee for the Lasker-Capablanca World Chess Championship in Havana. In 1924, he was one of the organizers of the New York International of 1924. In 1927 he was President of the 1927 New York International. He performed many blindfold exhibitions (as many as 12 boards) and demonstrations in the early 20th century.