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Charles RossKam

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Charles RossKam
BornCharles A. Rosskam
July 15, 1901
DiedSeptember 1, 1977 (age 76)
Hollywood, Florida

Charles RossKam (1901-1977), a newspaper writer and editor, served as International President of the I.B.M. (1955).[1]


In 1944, he took a leave of absence from the newspaper to entertain troops with the USO in the States and the Mediterranean Theater.[2] His wife Madeleine (d. 1984), assisted him in his performances.[3]

He was long time member of SAM, served as president of the Rhode Island Assembly No. 26, and was a member of the Magic Circle of London. He was also editor of the MUM from 1941-1946.[4]

He wrote articles of new for the Genii in the 1950s.[5][6][7] He was a member of the IBM Order of Merlin for 25 years of continuous service.

A publicity photo of the RossKams can be seen on the Conjuring Arts exhibit "The Many Faces of Magic"[8]


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, November 1977
  2. Au Revoir, Charles By Irv Weiner, Linking Ring, November 1977
  3. Obit, Genii 1984 November
  4. Cover, M-U-M, October 1952
  5. Genii 1953 December
  6. Genii 1952 February
  7. Genii 1952 August