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Ronald B. Edwards

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Ronald B. Edwards
BornApril 16, 1910
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
DiedApril 30, 1976 (age 66)
Rochester, New York

Ronald B. "Ron" Edwards (1910-1976), employed at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester New York, was an amateur magician who served as president of I.B.M. Ring 4 of Rochester.


First became interested in magic after witnessing a performance of Thurston at a young age, but did not start studying magic until 30 years of age. He soon joined I.B.M. ring 4 in 1942 (held I.B.M. No. 7026 and become a member of the Order of Merlin) and was writing ring reports in the Linking Ring.[1]

Edwards became an insurance salesman prior to his retirement in the 1970s.

His specialties were close-up magic, mental stunners, mathematical magic, paradoxes and oddities. [2][3]

Some effects published in Phoenix, New Phoenix, Pallbearers Review, Ibidem and The Cardiste.


  1. Obit, Linking Ring, July 1976
  2. My Best by Thompson, Jr., J.G. (1945)
  3. Parade, Linking Ring, Feb. 1945