|Raymond W. Hafler|
|Born||November 14, 1910|
|Died||September 21, 1981 (age 70) |
Long Beach, CA
Ray Hafler, a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, joined the IBM in 1929. He retired from the Navy after 24 years in 1958 and took up a second career with the Municipal Courts of Long Beach.
He was a member IBM Ring 96 (Long Beach), which he served as president; the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians; the S.A.M.; the Magic Circle (London), the Magic Castle (Hollywood); and the Psychic Entertainers Association.
Awards and honors
- PCAM "Magi" trophy (1969)
- LINKING RING Award of Merit for his article "Thoughts in Mentalism" (1971)
- M-U-M, Vol. 43, No. 8, January 1954, Did Sleight of Hand Save a Head? By Lieut. Raymond W. Hafler U.S. Navy, Stories from WW II, page 317
- Miracles of my Friends (1982), by Burton S. Sperber, Short Bio Ray Hafler, page 64
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 62, No. 1, January 1982, Broken Wand RAYMOND W. HAFLER, page 109
- Genii, Vol. 45, No. 12, December 1981, Obituaries, Raymond W. Hafler, page 811