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William Simon ( April 7, 1927 - May 6, 1988) was an amateur cardman.
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'''William "Bill" Simon''' (April 7, 1927 - May 6, 1988) was an amateur cardman.
  
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
 
Bill entered Roanoke College at the age of 15. His college work was interrupted  
 
Bill entered Roanoke College at the age of 15. His college work was interrupted  
during World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps as a cryptographer.  After the war, Bill graduated from New York University. In 1962, he founded the Brassbestos Manufacturing Corporation , which he served as its President until 1984. Friend of both Ed Marlo and Dai Vernon.
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during World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps as a cryptographer.  After the war, Bill graduated from New York University. In [[1962]], he founded the Brassbestos Manufacturing Corporation , which he served as its President until 1984. Friend of both Ed Marlo and Dai Vernon.
  
 
== Significant Contributions ==
 
== Significant Contributions ==
Created the ''Four Packets Triumph'' (See Sleightly Sensational, page 21) and
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Created the ''Four Packets Triumph'' (See Sleightly Sensational, page 21)
[[Business Card Prophecy Force]].
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[[Business Card Prophesy Force]], Block Slip Cut.
  
 
== Family ==
 
== Family ==
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*[[Mathematical Magic]] (1964)
 
*[[Mathematical Magic]] (1964)
  
== References ==
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{{References}}
* Genii Vol. 51, page 486 - Obituary
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* Obit. The New Tops, Vol. 28, No. 6, June 1988, page 42
* Linking Ring Vol. 68, page 108 - Memoriam
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* Obit. [[Genii 1988 January]], Vol. 51, No. 7, page 486
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* [[Linking Ring]], Vol. 68, no. 7, July 1988, page 108 - Memoriam By [[Robert Orben]]
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[[Category:Biographies|Simon,Bill]]
 
[[Category:Biographies|Simon,Bill]]
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Latest revision as of 17:35, 22 June 2013

Bill Simon
BornWilliam L. Simon
April 07, 1927
DiedMay 06, 1988 (age 61)

William "Bill" Simon (April 7, 1927 - May 6, 1988) was an amateur cardman.

Contents

Biography

Bill entered Roanoke College at the age of 15. His college work was interrupted during World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps as a cryptographer. After the war, Bill graduated from New York University. In 1962, he founded the Brassbestos Manufacturing Corporation , which he served as its President until 1984. Friend of both Ed Marlo and Dai Vernon.

Significant Contributions

Created the Four Packets Triumph (See Sleightly Sensational, page 21), Business Card Prophesy Force, Block Slip Cut.

Family

Wife Rona (Hament) and children Anne, Barbara and Steven.

Books

References

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