Easley Blackwood of Indianapolis IN, one of the most famous bridge personalities in the world. Most notable for his invention of Blackwood 4NT convention. When he submitted his convention idea to The Bridge World the article was turned down – saying it would never catch on. A former insurance manager. From 1964 presided over Blackwood Enterprises which included a bridge club and bridge activities on 32 luxury ship cruises. Served as ACBL executive secretary 1968-71 and put the ACBL back on a sound financial basis. President of Midwest Conference and Central Indiana Unit. History buff and enjoyed chess and music, singer and string player.