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Taylor graduated Columbia University and entered the field of radio broadcasting. Taylor held many jobs throughout Europe before embarking on a diplomatic career.  Posted in Germany and Czechoslovakia during his tenure with the government, he turned his  travels into a unique opportunity to collect playing cards.
 
Taylor graduated Columbia University and entered the field of radio broadcasting. Taylor held many jobs throughout Europe before embarking on a diplomatic career.  Posted in Germany and Czechoslovakia during his tenure with the government, he turned his  travels into a unique opportunity to collect playing cards.
  
He was awarded the [[IBM]] Order of Merlin Excalibur award for fifty years of continuous membership.
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Taylor was a frequent contributor to [[The New Phoenix]] during the era of Don Tanner's editorship. In addition to publishing tricks in the magazine, Taylor was on the art staff and created a series of one-panel "Mr. Ogg" comics.
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He was awarded the [[IBM]] Order of Merlin Excalibur award for fifty years of continuous membership. He frequently attended IBM Ring 193 -- The Wilford Hinkson Ring -- in Salt Lake City where he mentored young magicians.
  
 
His playing card collection was auctioned off in 1997.
 
His playing card collection was auctioned off in 1997.

Latest revision as of 19:35, 8 October 2020

BornFred Green Taylor
January 5, 1910
Lewiston, Utah
DiedFebruary 23, 1995 (age 85)
Salt Lake City, Utah

Fred G. Taylor (1910-1995) was a playing card collector.

Biography

Taylor graduated Columbia University and entered the field of radio broadcasting. Taylor held many jobs throughout Europe before embarking on a diplomatic career. Posted in Germany and Czechoslovakia during his tenure with the government, he turned his travels into a unique opportunity to collect playing cards.

Taylor was a frequent contributor to The New Phoenix during the era of Don Tanner's editorship. In addition to publishing tricks in the magazine, Taylor was on the art staff and created a series of one-panel "Mr. Ogg" comics.

He was awarded the IBM Order of Merlin Excalibur award for fifty years of continuous membership. He frequently attended IBM Ring 193 -- The Wilford Hinkson Ring -- in Salt Lake City where he mentored young magicians.

His playing card collection was auctioned off in 1997.

References

  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 35, No. 9, November 1955, Austria Magicians Honor Fred Taylor, page 102
  • Magie (MZVD) Vol. 62, No. 4, April 1982, (short biography, picture), page 107
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 74, No. 7, July 1994, PUBLICITY NOTES, page 84
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 75, No. 5, May 1995, Broken Wand FRED G. TAYLOR, page 123
  • Magie (MZVD) Vol. 75, No. 6, June 1995, Fred G. Taylor (85) gestorben (death announcement), page 246
  • http://www.deseretnews.com/article/406704/DEATH--FRED-GREEN-TAYLOR.html?pg=all