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== 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.
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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 ==

Revision as of 19:48, 21 September 2008

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

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) and Business Card Prophecy Force.

Family

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

Books

  • Controlled Miracles (1949)
  • Effective Card Magic (1952)
  • Sleightly Sensational (1954)
  • Mathematical Magic (1964)

References

  • Genii Vol. 51, page 486 - Obituary
  • Linking Ring Vol. 68, page 108 - Memoriam