I am also shocked that there has been no mention of this anywhere except on Bill's site. Alan Benjamin was certainly an important chess personality who merits a detailed obituary. He was the father of Grandmaster Joel Benjamin and he was longtime President of the New York State Chess Association.
Although I knew Alan Benjamin for more than 30 years, I did not know him well enough to write an obituary for him. Therefore, I plan to collect testimonials to him on this web site.
It is my policy not to reveal the names of anybody who signed my petition. This information will only become available if and when I receive the requisite 75 signatures and submit them.
However, since Alan Benjamin is deceased, I suppose there is nothing wrong with revealing that he signed my petition.
The question is: Is his signature still valid? He was delegate from New York State when he signed but he will no longer be a delegate when I submit the signatures, due to his being deceased.
What do you think is the answer to this question?
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