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William Rutherford
  
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Years covered: 1919


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WILLIAM RUTHERFORD
(born 1853, died Dec-03-1927, 74 years old) United Kingdom

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Prominent Liverpool politician (1) and member of the Liverpool Chess Club.

"OBITUARY. 'The Times' announces the death London on Saturday the age 74 ; of Sir William Watson Rutherford, Bt. for many years one of the Conservative members for Liverpool, and a leading solicitor. He was admitted a solicitor in and became a partner in the Liverpool firm Miller Peel. Hughes, and Co., later becoming head of the firm known Rutherfords. He entered the City Council in 1895 and in 1902 was made Lord Mayor. He was elected to Parliament for the West Derby Division, the following year, and continued to represent it until 1918, when on the redistribution of seats he was elected for the Edge Hill Division, and sat until his retirement in 1923." (2)

He invented Rutherford notation for telegraphic matches first used in two games between Liverpool and Calcutta (commenced 28th October 1880).

He was President of Liverpool Chess Club 1884 and 1893; Vice-President 1883 and 1885; Secretary 1886, 1888, 1889 and Librarian 1879 and 1880 (3)

(1) Wikipedia article: Sir William Rutherford, 1st Baronet

(2) "Western Daily Press", 5th December 1927, p.12.

(3) http://www.liverpoolchessclub.co.uk...

Last updated: 2016-09-29 08:05:24

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Capablanca vs W Rutherford ½-½671919Simul, 38bD30 Queen's Gambit Declined

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  MissScarlett: Possibly the later MP, knight and baronet, who drew a game with Capablanca in his House of Commons' simul display: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Wi...

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