John Braun

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John Braun
BornSeptember 4, 1896
Hamilton, Ohio
DiedJune 22, 1988 (age 91)

John Braun (1896 - 1988) was an amateur magician and mechanical engineer by profession.

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Biography

Braun, who worked in Cincinnati, Ohio for the Procter and Gamble Engineering Development Division, was a president of the IBM (1946-1947) and an editor of the Linking Ring magazine (1942-1949).

Under Braun and Stewart Judah's leadership, the Queen City Mystics magic club applied for a charter from the Society of American Magicians which became Assembly number 11 in 1922. He was also one of the founders of the Magic Collectors' Association.

He became the executive editor of the Linking Ring in 1965 and then Feature Editor in 1967. He continued his review column "Hocus in Focus", while editing feature and other articles for publication. For seventeen and a half years, John produced a monthly column in the Linking Ring called "Of Legierdemaine and Diverse Juggling Knacks" (which has been collected and published in book form).

He was the inventor of The Triple Tube Vanish.

Braun's lifelong collection of magic literature was acquired by Ken Klosterman and is now in the John Braun Library as a part of his estate home.

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