Clinton Burgess

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Clinton Burgess (August 3, 1880 - November 2, 1932)) born in Philadelphia, a descendant of a New York Governor, Dewitt Clinton, was a champion card conjurer.

For thirty years he was a professional conjurer, operating his own entertainment bureau. He was co-owner of Metropolitan Bureau of Magic with Robert H. Elroy

In his column in Mahatma, he roasted the various exposes of those days and carried on a forceful campaign against all forms of magical exposure.

He edited Elliott's Last Legacy (1923) with Harry Houdini, which led to a bitter break between the two when Houdini ended up taking most of the credit.

Burgess was very involved in magic societies including being secretary for The National Conjurers' Association and a charter member of The Brotherhood of Magicians and member No. 8 of the IBM.

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