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Dr. J. G. F. Holston

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Dr. J. G. F. Holston
BornJohn George Frederick Holston
August 29, 1879
Zanesville, Ohio
DiedNovember 2, 1941 (age 62)
Zanesville, Ohio

Dr. J. G. F. Holston (1879-1941), a prominent physician and amateur magician, was a consultant in patter and presentation.


A fifth generation medical professional, his great grandfather was personal physician of General Grant when serving as president of the United States.

He was a member of S.A.M., I.B.M., and I.M.C.[1] He devised several tricks and effects. [2]

Based on Linking Ring Reports, his widow Jessie kept in touch with the magic community until at least the 1950s.


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, December, 1932
  2. Obit, Sphinx, December, 1941