|Born||William E. King, Jr.|
November 19, 1925
|Died||May 12, 2011 (age 85) |
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.
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