George Sturgis, Massachusetts Chess Assoc.


George Sturgis was first president of the USCF. Does anyone know more about him. I think a 1904 diary, I have, was kept by him as boy on a European trip from Boston on the ship "Romanic" but, I am not certain.


George Sturgis was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 31, 1891.  In 1932, he was elected president of the Massachusetts State Chess Association (MSCA).  He was the first President of the United States Chess Federation (USCF), elected in 1939.  He died on December 20, 1944 in Boston after returning from his honeymoon.  The George Sturgis Memorial Trophy, donated by Mrs. E.R. Thayer, was presented to all the U.S. Open winners from 1945 to 1963.