John G. Horgan

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Horgan in 1912

John G. Horgan (1871 – 25 June 1921, in San Francisco, California), nicknamed "the Banker", was an American professional player of pocket billiards and three-cushion billiards.


Horgan reportedly became the 1906 world champion in pocket billiards (straight pool) by beating Tommy Hueston[1] (misspelt as 'Houston' in his obituary).[2] He became the world three-cushion billiards champion and holder of the Lambert Emblem trophy[3] in 1912 by beating Joe Carney,[4] a title he lost to Alfredo de Oro in 1914.[2]