Richard "Dick" Plotz (b. 1948) was the founder of the Tolkien Society of America. He had received a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien (Letter 276) explaining on The Tolkien Society. He personally interviewed J.R.R. Tolkien in the late 1960s under the aegis of Seventeen Magazine. He also is known for a letter (from Tolkien) specifying the declension of the noun in late Quenya (hence called "Plotz Declension").