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Robert C. Schenck

Robert C. Schenck

(October 4, 1809 – March 23, 1890)

Robert Cumming Schenck was a Union Army general in the American Civil War, and an American diplomatic representative to Brazil and the United Kingdom. He served two separate multi-term stints in the U.S. House of Representatives. He authored the first treatise exclusively devoted to draw poker.

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Robert C. Schenck
Draw: rules for playing poker by Robert C. Schenck

While Robert Schenck served as ambassador in the UK, he was persuaded to write down his rules for poker by a duchess. This was the first publication to deal solely with draw poker.

1st edition 1880, PDF 6 pages.

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