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Truxton Hosley

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Truxton Hosley

Cover of Genii (1947)
BornTruxton Melville Hosley
March 15, 1914
Brookland, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 23, 1995 (age 80)
Hollywood, Florida
Resting placeUlysses Cemetery, Ulysses, Pennsylvania

Truxton Hosley (1914-1995) was a mentalist who performed in nearly every state in America.


Hosley began per forming magic at the age of eight, after being inspired by seeing Le Roy, Talma and Bosco.

The New York state's Gov. Dewey praised Hosley for his fight against spook crooks and the Treasury Department lauded him for his aid in selling war bonds.[1]

He performed at the Friday night show for the New York State Conclave of Magicians in 1940.[2][3]

He later become a well known artist in Auburn, New York.


  1. Cover, Genii 1947 November