1912 - 2000. Born in London, England. Woodworker until WWII, at which time he was assigned to the Education Corps in the Royal Army. After the War, continued working in the wood production and converting industries. Joined Mensa in 1950, became Secretary in 1953, introduced the entry requirement of proctored testing. Helped establish chapters in over 20 countries. Established American Mensa in 1961. Authored several books about Mensa under his own name, and continued writing for the timber industry under the the name Victor Serry. Served as Honorary President of Mensa from 1982 until his death on January 1, 2000.