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Leo Rullman

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Leo Rullman
BornLeo Rullmann
November 28, 1875
Madison, Wisconsin
DiedAugust 21, 1946 (age 70)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Resting placeForest Hill

Leo Rullman (1875-1946) was a book dealer, a Deputy Collector of the Port of New York, an accomplished juggler and amateur magician.


His hobby was old magical literature, on which he is an authority.[1] For many years, Rullman conducted one of the largest conjuring book business in the world.

He joined the Society of American Magicians on January 3, 1914 (membership number 453) and was editor of M.U.M.. He also served as first national vice president and treasurer.[2]

He wrote a series of 24 articles for Sphinx in a column titled "Books of Yesterday." They ran from December 1927 through November 1929. An article he wrote in 1942 on early conjuring literature and collecting replaced Chapter 30 in the fourth edition of Greater Magic.

Note: Family name ended in two 'n's, which his how he spelled it early on.[3]


  1. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
  2. Obit Genii 1946 October, page 53
  3. Magicol Number 32, August 1974