Biography

Netherlands Rueb Alexander (27.12.1882 - 02.02.1959)
Chess composer. Dutch lawyer and diplomat. International Judge for Chess Compositions (1951). One of the founders of FIDE at Paris 1924 and first FIDE President (1924-49). FIDE Honorary President of FIDE (1949-59). He was also president of the Dutch chess federation 1923-28. A chess bibliophile, he bequeathed his collection of chess books to the University of Amsterdam. Author ofBronnen van Schaakstudie, consisting of five volumes.
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Updated 10.11.2011