Walter Muir (1905-1999) was a chess master and correspondence chess champion. In 1997 he wrote his autobiography, My 75 Year Chess Career. He died at the age of 95. He was considered the Dean of American Correspondence Chess. In 1925 he began to play correspondence chess and was an active player all his life. In 1971 he was awarded the International Correspondence Chess Master (ICCM) title. He was the first American correspondence player to defeat a Soviet correspondence player in international competition.