Society of American Magicians

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The Society of American Magicians, founded on May 10, 1902 in Martinka's famous magic shop in New York City, New York, is the oldest and most prestigious magical society in the world. For over a century it has promoted the ideals shared by Kellar, Houdini, Thurston and over 30,000 others world-wide who have held membership in the society. These ideals include the elevation of the Art of Magic, the promotion of harmony among magicians, and the opposition of the unnecessary public exposure of magical effects.

The S.A.M. offers the opportunity to unite and associate with leaders in the World of Magic - not only professionals, but with amateurs, manufacturers, magic dealers, book authors and magic collectors. Through its monthly publications, annual conventions, and with over 250 "Assemblies" throughout the world, the S.A.M. provides the necessary forum for the advancement of magic through discussions, lectures, research, performances, and exchange of magic secrets within the magic community. To promote these endeavors the S.A.M. presents awards and fellowships in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Art of Magic.

Members have included Harry Blackstone, Jr., Siegfried & Roy, Lance Burton and David Copperfield.

Magazines

  • Mahatma contained the official Society of American Magicians column beginning in July, 1902 and starting with the September, 1902 issue, it was its official organ.
  • The Sphinx became the western organ of the Society of American Magicians with Volume 1 Number 9 (November 1093) and with Volume 8 (March 1909) it started proclaiming to be the official organ of the Society of American Magicians.
  • M-U-M started in October, 1911
  • In 1941, the S.A.M. contracted Genii to print their M-U-M as part of the magazine.

Past Presidents

  • 1902-05 W. Golden Mortimer
  • 1905-06 John W. Sargent
  • 1906-08 Francis J. Werner
  • 1908-09 Oscar S. Teale
  • 1909-10 William A. Ransom
  • 1910-11 Elmer P. Ransom
  • 1911-12 Charles Roltare
  • 1912-14 Henry Hatton
  • 1914-15 Lionel M. Homburger
  • 1915-17 Richard Van Dien
  • 1917-26 Harry Houdini
  • 1926-27 Bernard M. L. Ernst
  • 1927-29 Howard Thurston
  • 1929-30 Theodore Hardeen
  • 1930-31 James C. Wobensmith
  • 1931-32 Werner F. Dornfield
  • 1932-33 Bertram E. Adams
  • 1933-34 William H. McCaffrey
  • 1934-35 William R. Walsh
  • 1935-36 Julien J. Proskauer
  • 1936-37 Irving R. Calkins, M.D.
  • 1937-38 Theodore T. Golden
  • 1938-39 Nate Leipzig
  • 1939-40 Eugene Bernstein
  • 1940-41 H. Adrian Smith
  • 1941-42 Richard Cardini
  • 1942-43 Herman Hanson
  • 1943-44 John B. Handy
  • 1944-45 Warren E. Simms
  • 1945-46 Raymond F. Muse
  • 1946-47 Bert Allerton
  • 1947-48 Charles C. Slayton
  • 1948-49 John McArdle
  • 1949-50 Dr. Harlan Tarbell
  • 1950-51 Richard DuBois
  • 1951-52 Austin C. Gorham
  • 1952-53 Leslie P. Guest
  • 1953-55 William R. Greenough
  • 1956-57 Charles O. Schoke
  • 1957-58 Milbourne Christopher
  • 1958-59 Hugh R. Riley
  • 1955-56 Lloyd E. Jones
  • 1959-60 Thomas K. Hawbecker
  • 1960-61 William J. McCarthy
  • 1961-62 Neil C. Doren, M.D.
  • 1962-63 George E. Mueller, M.D.
  • 1963-64 Edward Schneider
  • 1964-65 J. Ronald Haines
  • 1965-66 James C. Johnson, M.D.
  • 1966-67 John U. Zweers
  • 1967-68 Vynn Boyar
  • 1968-69 Edward A. Schuman
  • 1969-70 Forrest F. Sample
  • 1970-71 Bradley M. Jacobs
  • 1971-72 J. Gary Bontjes
  • 1972-73 Edward E. Mishell
  • 1973-74 Richard L. Gustafson
  • 1974-75 William P. Dunbaugh
  • 1975-76 Dr. Roy Kupsinel
  • 1976-77 Charles W. Brigham
  • 1977-78 Donald E. Lea
  • 1978-79 Roy A. Snyder
  • 1979-80 Bruce Fletcher
  • 1980-81 James Zachary
  • 1981-82 Henry Moorehouse
  • 1982-83 Herb Downs
  • 1983-84 Frank W. Dailey
  • 1984-85 Raymond M. Corbin
  • 1985-86 Cesareo R. Pelaez
  • 1986-87 David R. Goodsell
  • 1987-88 William E. Andrews
  • 1988-89 Robert A. Steiner
  • 1989-90 Fr. Cyprian Murray, OFM, Cap.
  • 1990-91 Margaret Dailey
  • 1991-92 Michael D. Douglass
  • 1992-93 George Schindler
  • 1993-94 Dan Rodriguez
  • 1994-95 Dan Garrett
  • 1995-96 Don Oltz
  • 1996-97 Craig Dickson
  • 1997-98 Loren Lind
  • 1998-99 Gary Hughes
  • 1999-2000 Harry Monti
  • 2000-2001 Jann Goodsell
  • 2001-2002 Warren Kaps
  • 2002-2003 Ed Thomas
  • 2003-2004 Jay Gorham
  • 2004-2005 John W. Apperson
  • 2005-2006 Rich Dooley
  • 2006-2007 Andy Dallas
  • 2007-2008 Maria Ibanez

Official Web Site

http://www.magicsam.com

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