John Braun

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[[John Braun]] (1896 - 1988) was an amateur magician and mechanical engineer by profession.
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'''John Braun''' (1896 - 1988) was an amateur magician and mechanical engineer by profession.
  
 
He worked in Cincinnati, Ohio for the Procter and Gamble Engineering Development Division.  
 
He worked in Cincinnati, Ohio for the Procter and Gamble Engineering Development Division.  
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Braun was a president of the [[IBM]] (1946-1947) and an editor of the [[Linking Ring magazine]] (1942-1949).
 
Braun was a president of the [[IBM]] (1946-1947) and an editor of the [[Linking Ring magazine]] (1942-1949).
  
Under Braun and [[Stewart Judah]]'s leadership, the Queen City Mystics magic club applied for a charter from the [[Society of American Magicians]]  which became  Assembly 11 in 1922. He was also one of the founders of the [[Magic Collectors' Association]].
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Under Braun and [[Stewart Judah]]'s leadership, the [[Queen City Mystics]] magic club applied for a charter from the [[Society of American Magicians]]  which became  Assembly 11 in 1922. He was also one of the founders of the [[Magic Collectors' Association]].
  
 
He became the executive editor of the Linking Ring in 1965 then Feature Editor in 1967. He continued his review column "Hocus in Focus", while editing feature and other articles for publication. For seventeen and a half years, John produced a monthly column in the Linking Ring called "Of Legierdemaine and Diverse Juggling Knacks" (which has been collected and published in book form).
 
He became the executive editor of the Linking Ring in 1965 then Feature Editor in 1967. He continued his review column "Hocus in Focus", while editing feature and other articles for publication. For seventeen and a half years, John produced a monthly column in the Linking Ring called "Of Legierdemaine and Diverse Juggling Knacks" (which has been collected and published in book form).

Revision as of 14:14, 16 February 2013

John Braun
BornSeptember 4, 1896
Hamilton, Ohio
DiedJune 22, 1988 (age 91)

John Braun (1896 - 1988) was an amateur magician and mechanical engineer by profession.

He worked in Cincinnati, Ohio for the Procter and Gamble Engineering Development Division.

Braun was a president of the IBM (1946-1947) and an editor of the Linking Ring magazine (1942-1949).

Under Braun and Stewart Judah's leadership, the Queen City Mystics magic club applied for a charter from the Society of American Magicians which became Assembly 11 in 1922. He was also one of the founders of the Magic Collectors' Association.

He became the executive editor of the Linking Ring in 1965 then Feature Editor in 1967. He continued his review column "Hocus in Focus", while editing feature and other articles for publication. For seventeen and a half years, John produced a monthly column in the Linking Ring called "Of Legierdemaine and Diverse Juggling Knacks" (which has been collected and published in book form).

Braun was the inventor of The Triple Tube Vanish.

He was on the cover of TOPS Magazine in December 1944.

Braun's lifelong collection of magic literature was acquired by Ken Klosterman and is now in the John Braun Library as a part of his estate home.

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