Walter J. Gydesen
|Walter J. Gydesen|
|Born||November 14, 1917|
|Died||January 15, 1993 (age 75) |
New Britain, Connecticut
Walter J. Gydesen (1917-1993) was Secretary and Treasurer of the Magic Collectors Association for 23 years.
Gydesen served in the Navy starting in 1942. After his discharge, he lived in the Milwaukee area where he became an active member of the Houdini Club of Wisconsin.
He moved to Chicago in 1969, where he became manager of the retail department of Magic, Inc. This same year he worked with John McKinven to revive the MCA (after a four year hiatus). He was also the person behind the annual Magic Collectors' Weekend, organizing the first one in March 1970.
Upon his retirement in 1982, he moved to New Britain, Connecticut to be near his daughter Darlene.
- ↑ Obit, Magicol, No. 112 August 1994