K. Martin Carlson

(May 14, 1904 — Dec. 12, 1986)

Martin (Kaymar) Carlson was a leader in N3F for many years, establishing and personally funding the early Kaymar Awards. He was at various times the club's president (1952), vice-president, secretary/treasurer, director, and historian. He published the Kaymar Trader, and wrote the NFFF Trader column in TNFF.

He originated, maintained and financed the Kaymar Award for 25 years from 1959 to 1984. Since 1985, the award is paid for by the N3F Treasury, which is small compensation for the value of the work done by the winners over the years. He won the Kaymar Award, named in his honor, in 1984.

Born in Sweden, he lived most of his life in Minnesota where he married Stella L. (Lee) Carlson on February 2, 1936. He is buried in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Submitted by David Speakman