'.. Known as a commentator on the game and theorist as well as player, Erich W. Marchand applies an analytical and mathematical mind to his study of the game. He began it in earnest at Phillips Exeter Academy in 1928 and continued at Harvard 1932-36 where he was captain of the Harvard Chess Team for three years. In these years he often played long sessions with his brother John, and scarcely stopping the game to eat.
A touch of heresy in his nature made Erich a mathematician whereas his mother, father, brother and sister were united in devotion to biology. Erich turned almost at once to teaching mathematics in between his games of chess and is at present [fall 1946] instructing in analytical geometry and calculus at the University of Rochester.
But be has never let teaching interfere too seriously with his devotion to the game. His tournament record includes four U.S. Open Tournameuts - a ninth at Chicago in 1937, a tie for third at Dallas in 1940, a tie for fifth in 1941 at St. Louis and seventh at Dallas in 1942. Erich explains the poor showing at Chicago by mentioning the fact that he met his future wife there! And at St. Louis he organized the tournament in which he played.
In addition Erich has won the championship of St. Louis three times, of Missouri twice, and of Rochester three times. he has been active in the Correspondence Chess League of America, and his most recent chess endeavor was in the 1946 New York State Tournament in which he won the Consolation Tourney.'
from 'Who's Who In American Chess',
Chess Life, Vol I, No 4, October 20, 1946