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Haring in 1980
|Born||January 23, 1955|
Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||November 29, 2018 (aged 63)|
Chico, California, United States
|Occupation||International chess master|
Ruth Inez Haring (also known as Ruth Orton; January 23, 1955 – November 29, 2018) was an American chess player and Woman International Master. She competed in the United States Women's Championship in the 1970s and 1980s, and represented the US in the 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 Chess Olympiads.
Haring was elected to the US Chess Federation Executive Board in 2009, serving as vice president for two years, and then as president for four years. Haring was reelected in 2013 for a three-year term, and served on the executive board for seven years. Haring served on the CalChess Board of Directors, and was the FIDE Zonal President for zone 2.1, the U.S.A.
Haring died on November 29, 2018 at the age of 63.
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