|Born||Samuel Cox Hooker|
April 19, 1864
Brenchly, Kent, England
|Died||October 12, 1935 (age 71) |
Dr. Samuel Cox Hooker (1864-1935) was a chemist who's chief hobby was magic.
Hooker studied chemistry at the Royal College of Science in London and the University of Munich.
In 1885 he came to the United States and 1887 he married Mary Elizabeth Owens of Cincinnati, with whom he had two daughters, two sons.
He was director of the American and Spreckels Sugar Refining Companies, of Great Western Sugar Co. In 1916 he retired to devote his time to chemical research.
His Hooker's Rising Cards effect have been a fascination with magicians for over a century. Hooker first showed his effect in 1914, and in 2007 John Gaughan gave a reenactment during the Conference on Magic History.