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Ronald Haines

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Ronald Haines
Ronald Haines
BornJames Ronald Haines
May 13, 1906
Fayette County, Ohio
DiedApril 9, 1974 (age 67)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Known forHaines House of Cards
CategoriesBooks by Ronald Haines

Ronald Haines (1906-1974) was the owner of Haines House of Cards in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Born J. Ronald Haines to Quaker parents in Fayette County, Ohio, he attended the Engineering College at the University of Cincinnati. Haines had always been interested in magic and among his oldest magician friends, who gave him his start, were S. S. Henry, John Snyder, Jr., and Stewart Judah.

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he worked for Snyder at the Fox Lake Card company. Ronald purchased the company after Snyder died in 1947 and renamed it Haines House of Cards, which he ran until his death for more then 30 years.

He was also a member of Ring 71 in Cincinnati and served as president of IBM, SAM and the M.D.A..



  • Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 42, No. 11, April 1953, Ronald Haines, magician-of-the-month, by Leslie P. Guest, page 318
  • Photo Genii 1953 June
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 1, September 1953, Haines House of Cards, page 32
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 35, No. 6, August 1955, Ronald Haines – Card Specialist, by Fox Lake, page 24
  • Cover, Genii 1964 August
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 48, No. 7, July 1968, Ronald Haines, As John Braun Sees Him, page 13
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 12, December 1973, Obituaries, Ronald Haines, magician dies, page 526
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 57, No. 1474, April 1974, Ronald Haines, by Frances Marshall, page 329
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 54, No. 5, May 1974, Our Cover, Ronald Haines, by Howard Bamman, page, 56, Broken Wands J. Ronald Haines, page 95
  • The New Tops, Vol. 14, No. 5, May 1974, Final Curtain, Ronald Haines, by John Braun, page 30
  • M-U-M, Vol. 64, No. 2, July 1974, Broken Wand, J. Ronald Haines, page 9
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 88, No. 2, February 2008, Pictures from the Past, page 30, Answer to Pictures from the Past, page 106