|Born||William Edward King, Jr.|
November 19, 1925
|Died||May 12, 2011 (age 85) |
|Resting place||Rest Haven Cemetery|
William (Bill) King (1925-2011), a magic collector with an astounding collection, was nationally known for his research of magic history. He authored books on magic history and biographies of magicians and published books under King Books.
He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians' Ring #94 of Hagerstown (which honored him by naming it the "King Ring") and the Society of American Magicians Assembly. He was also a member of the Magic Circle of London, England.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theater and was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University.
In the 1960s, he had a small business with selling origami dollar bills,opening "The Money Gift Shop" at his Hagerstown Bank.
He was a retired President and CEO of the Hagerstown Trust Company and Mid Atlantic Bancorp and died after a long series of illnesses.
- Folding Money (with Adolfo Cerceda - 1963)
- Magic in Selling (1969)
- The Artistic and Magical Life of Bob Kline (1999)
- ↑ MAKING MONEY SELLING MONEY, Success Book Volume Two, Frances and Jay Marshall (1974)
- ↑ http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=244882#Post244882
- Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 55, No. 1, June 1965, William E. King, Jr., magician-of-the-month, by Leslie P. Guest, page 6; Magical Application to Display and Promotion, by William E. King, Jr., page 7
- The Success Book Vol. 2, by Marshall, Frances & Jay (1973), Making Money Selling Money, by Frances Ireland Marshall, page 448
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 91, No. 7, July 2011, Broken Wand, William E. King, Jr., page 108
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 105, No. 1143, August 2011, Obituaries, William (Bill) King 19 November 1925 - 12 May 2011, by Matthew Field, page 292
- M-U-M, Vol. 101, No. 3, August 2011, Broken Wands, William E. (Bill) King, by David W. Bowers, page 24
- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi/%3Cbr%3Ehttp://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69800978 William E King, Jr.