Statham, Louis Dee

Birth Aug 13, 1907
Kenedy, Texas, USA.
Death Jan 31, 1983
Inglewood, California, USA.
Nationality USA - United States of America

Last update May 16, 1999
Biographical data
US player.

by Bill Wall
Physicist, inventor, philanthropist and American chess patron. He owned the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles before selling it to Hugh Hefner and moving to Lone Pine. His Lone Pine tournaments (1971-1981) became one of the premier events in the US. His interests also included yacht racing, opera singing, and ham radio. At 60 he took up correspondence chess, playing over 40 games at once. He had a doctorate in mathematics and pioneered the use of shock waves in oil exploration. He also contributed to the developement of the artificial heart.

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