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Jack Trepel

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Jack Trepel

Cover of Genii (1943)
BornJack F. Trepel
December 25, 1896
Ripley, Indiana
DiedFebruary 19, 1965 (age 68)

Jack Trepel (December 25, 1896 - February 19, 1965) was a amateur magician and florist from New York City.[1]


Trepel was very active in the magic community and served as President of the S.A.M. Parent Assembly No 1 in New York City. He became a close friend of Houdini who lived directly opposite his house.

He performed a two-person telepathy act with wife Mary overseas for the USO.

Trepel retired to Miami, Florida.


  1. By Thompson, Jr., J.G.. "My Best", 1945, p. 377