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William Harry Montgomery

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William Harry Montgomery
BornAugust 14, 1886
Vineland, New Jersey
DiedMarch 20, 1958 (age 71)
Margate City, New Jersey

William Harry Montgomery (1886-19458), a lawyer by profession, was an amateur magician specializing in ventriloquism who performed under the name "Arthur X. Abbott".


He was a member of S. A. M. and I. B. M.[1]

He was instrumental in getting the Al Baker Assembly No. 35 in Poughkeepsie, New York organized and served as its president. He later moved back to New Jersey and started the Assembly No. 60 in Atlantic City.[2]


  • BIGGER & BETTER MAGIC (which ran serial in Tops in 1946)


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, December, 1931
  2. Obit, MUM, May 1958