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Don Tanner

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Don Tanner
BornDonald Tanner
January 04, 1924
Columbus, Ohio
DiedMay 30, 1981 (age 57)
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus
CategoriesBooks by Don Tanner

Don Tanner (1924-1981), a technician for the Telephone company by trade, was editor of The New Phoenix (1960-1965) and founder/editor of the Mentalist. He was also the Parade Editor for the Linking Ring for a some time.


He was the director of Magi-Fest convention in Ohio.

Tanner worked closely with U.F. Grant, when Grant moved back to Columbus,



  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 31, No. 4, June 1951, Don Tanner, Thaumaturgist by Eddie Clever, page 9
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 31, No. 4, June 1951, DON TANNER PARADE, edited by Eddie Clever – illustrations by Nelson C. Hahne, page 51
  • The New Phoenix, Issue 344, 1957, WHO IS DON TANNER?, page 201
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 48. No. 9, September 1968, OUR COVER DON TANNER, page 37
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 61, No. 7, July 1981, Don Tanner Succumbs, page 107
  • The New Tops, Vol. 21, No. 7, July 1981, In Memoriam Don Tanner, page 43
  • Genii, Vol. 45, No. 8, August 1981, Obit Don Tanner, page 527