Tom Dethlefsen

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Tom Dethlefsen
BornThomas A. Dethlefsen
October 20, 1892
San Francisco, California
DiedDecember 8, 1965 (age 73)
Golden Gate National Cemetery

Tom Dethlefsen (1892-1965) was the owner of the Golden Gate Magic Company in San Francisco.[1] He also performed and marketed several items as "Dave Lovsen".[2]

Biography

He started out as a newspaper man and worked actively for twenty years on the Call-Bulletin in San Francisco.

Dethlefsen became a semi-professional magician in 1929 and shortly before Pearl Harbor he entered the business of selling magical equipment as a side-line.

He served Secretary to the S.A.M. Assembly No. 2 for many years and was a member of the I.B.M. (member no. 7903), Oakland Magic Circle and San Jose Mystic 27. He organized the I.B.M. San Francisco Ring No. 38.[3]

He retired after a severe coronary in the late 1960s[4], although he retained his membership in the Magic Dealers Association. [5] He was also a founding member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians of Northern California, which later became the national Fellowship of Christian Magicians.

References

  1. http://www.locategrave.org/l/456121/Thomas-A-Dethlefsen-CA
  2. Genii 1954 January
  3. Cover, Genii 1949 August
  4. Genii 1965 November
  5. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, January 1966



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