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International Brotherhood of Magicians

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The International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.), started in 1922, is one of the world's largest magic organization with nearly 13,000 members worldwide. The organization has over 300 local groups, called Rings, in more than 73 countries. There is even an online Ring called Ring 2100.

The first president was Len Vintus from 1922-1926.

It's monthly magazine is called the Linking Ring.

In 1927, Andrew Buel wrote President W. W. Durbin for permission to form the first local chapter, he called a "ring", in St. Louis, Missouri. He was then given the honor of having Ring One, and St. Louis has maintained #1 ever since.

Conventions

The S.A.M. and I.B.M. produced a combined convention during these years:[1]

  • 1950 - Chicago: 1,500 attendees
  • 1951 - New York City: 1,000 attendees
  • 1959 - Chicago: 1,200 attendees
  • 1960 - Boston: 1,000 attendees
  • 1962 - Cleveland: 800 attendees
  • 1964 - New York City - 1,000 attendees
  • 1970 - Milwaukee- 500 attendees
  • 1973 - Miami Beach - 1,000 attendees
  • 2008 - Louisville - 1,900 attendees
  • 2014 - St. Louis - 1,400+ attendees

Presidents

  • Len Vintus 1922-1926
  • W. W. Durbin 1926-1937
  • John H. Davison 1937-1938
  • T. J. Crawford 1938-1939
  • John Snyder, Jr. 1939-1941
  • Robert C. Anderson 1941-1942
  • Eugene Bernstein 1942-1946
  • John Braun 1946-1947
  • A. Renerick Clark 1947-1943
  • H. Adrian Smith 1948-1949
  • Russell Walsh 1919-1950
  • Walter Coleman 1950-1951
  • James B. Lake 1951-1952
  • Arthur D. Reichenbach 1952-1953
  • Forrest P. Hendricks 1953-1954
  • C. James McLemore 1954–1955
  • Charles A. RossKam 1955–1956
  • Chauncey Sheridan 1956–1957
  • L.A. Waterman 1957–1958
  • Verne W. Uker 1958–1959
  • Reeder C. Hutchinson 1959–1960
  • Harris Solomon 1960–1961
  • C.L. Schmitt 1961–1962
  • Irving Lewis 1962–1963
  • Arnold Drennen 1963–1964
  • Thorton Poole 1964–1965
  • Dr. Richard O. Mossey 1965–1966
  • Howard Bamman 1966–1967
  • Sydney S. Bergson 1967–1968
  • J. Ronald Haines 1968–1969
  • Royal Brin Jr. 1969–1970
  • William G. Strickland 1970–1971
  • Austin C. Gorham 1971–1972
  • Robert B. Hurt 1972–1973
  • Earle J. Christenberry Jr. 1973–1974
  • Charles Lantz 1974–1975
  • William Preston Slusher 1975–1976
  • Walter F. Williams 1976–1977
  • Jeffery Atkins 1977–1978
  • Bill Pitts 1978–1979
  • Ray Mangel 1979–1980
  • Bruce Posgate 1980–1981
  • Roger Crabtree 1981–1982
  • John Makar 1982–1983
  • William A. Wells 1983–1984
  • Donald E. Wiberg 1984–1985[2][3]
  • William E. Spooner 1985–1986
  • Karrell Fox 1986–1987
  • June Horowitz 1987–1988
  • Edward A. Morris 1988–1989
  • Anthony Shelley 1989–1990
  • Michael Ellis 1990–1991
  • Michael J. Gorman 1991–1992
  • James L. Nagel 1992–1993
  • R.J. Obie O'Brien 1993–1994
  • Jep Hostetler 1994–1995
  • Kenneth Klosterman 1995–1996
  • Bev Bergeron 1996–1997
  • Abb Dickson 1997–1998
  • John R. Browne 1998–1999
  • Jerry Schnepp 1999–2000[4]
  • Jack Greenberg 2000–2001
  • Robert A. Escher 2001–2002
  • Michael Stratman 2002–2003
  • David Sandy 2003–2004
  • Tony Wilson 2004–2005
  • Roger Miller 2005–2006
  • Fred Casto 2006–2007
  • Phil Willmarth 2007–2008
  • Joan Caesar 2008–2009
  • Jack White 2009–2010
  • Rolando Santos 2010–2011
  • Vanni Pulé 2011–2012
  • John Pye 2012–2013
  • Bill Evans 2013–2014
  • Shawn Farquhar 2014–2015
  • Joe M. Turner 2015–2016
  • Oscar Muñoz 2016–2017
  • Bob Patterson 2017–2018
  • Michael Finney 2018–2019
  • Alex Zander 2019–2020
  • Stephen Bargatze 2020–2021
  • Ken Scott 2021–2022
  • Billy Hsueh 2022 - 2023

Rings

  • IBM Ring 1, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • IBM Ring 2, Youngstown, Ohio.
  • IBM Ring 3, Kenton, Ohio.
  • IBM Ring 4, Rochester, New York.
  • IBM Ring 5, Huntington, West Virginia.
  • IBM Ring 6, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • IBM Ring 7, Toledo, Ohio.
  • IBM Ring 8, Canton, Ohio.
  • IBM Ring 9, Colombus, Ohio.
  • IBM Ring 10, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • IBM Ring 11, Detroit, Michigan.
  • IBM Ring 12, San Francisco, California.
  • IBM Ring 13, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • IBM Ring 14, Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • IBM Ring 15, Des Moines, Iowa
  • IBM Ring 16. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • IBM Ring 17, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • IBM Ring 18, Spokane, Washington.
  • IBM Ring 19, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • IBM Ring 20, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • IBM Ring 21, Alhambra, California.
  • IBM Ring 22, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • IBM Ring 23, Mansfield, Ohio.
  • IBM Ring 24, Ohio Dental
  • IBM Ring 25, British Ring
  • IBM Ring 27, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • IBM Ring 28, New Zealand
  • IBM Ring 29, Celina, Ohio.
  • IBM Ring 30, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
  • IBM Ring 31. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • IBM Ring 32, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • IBM Ring 33, Newark, New Jersey.
  • IBM Ring 34, Denver, Colorado.
  • IBM Ring 37, New Orleans
  • IBM Ring 42, Ohio Valley
  • IBM Ring 43, Chicago
  • IBM Ring 44, Rhode Island
  • IBM Ring 45, Brooklyn
  • IBM Ring 50, Washington D.C.
  • IBM Ring 51, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • IBM Ring 53, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • IBM Ring 54, Lansing, Michigan.
  • IBM Ring 56, Millesberg, Indiana.
  • IBM Ring 57, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • IBM Ring 59, Seattle, Washington.
  • IBM Ring 60,
  • IBM Ring 61,
  • IBM Ring 62, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • IBM Ring 63, Greenville, SC est. 1948
  • IBM Ring 65
  • IBM Ring 66, The Les Brocklesby Ring, Calgary, AB. Canada.
  • IBM Ring 364, Boise, Idaho.

External links

References

  1. SAMtalk Digest Number 5245, June 12, 2014
  2. The President's Page The Linking Ring (January 1985)
  3. The President's Page The Linking Ring Vol. 65 No. 4 (April 1985)
  4. Pictures from the Past The Linking Ring Vol. 93 No. 4 (April 2013)
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