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Don Rogers

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Don Rogers
BornErnest K. Schieldge
February 20, 1900
DiedJuly 5, 1971 (age 71)

Don Rogers (1900-1971), stage name of Ernest Schieldge, was an early member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and co-editor of the original Linking Rings.


His first public performance was in 1910 at a local Y.M.C.A.

He was recruited to the IBM in 1922 by foundering members Len Vintus and Gene Gordon as member number 3, making him the first non-officer member. He was co-editor (with Gordon) of The Linking Ring from 1922 until 1926. In the years that followed, he served as secretary, assistant secretary, and associate editor under Len Vintus.[1]


  1. Cover, Linking Ring, September, 1971