Richard Gustafson

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'''Richard Gustafson''', a doctor of Chemistry, served as  President of the [[Society of American Magicians]] in 1973.
 
'''Richard Gustafson''', a doctor of Chemistry, served as  President of the [[Society of American Magicians]] in 1973.
  
He decided to learn magic after seeing a performance of [[Dante]] at the Worcester, Massachusetts' Plymouth Theatre in 1942. Specializing in
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He decided to learn magic after seeing a performance of [[Dante]] at the Worcester, Massachusetts' Plymouth Theatre in 1942. Specializing in sleight-of-hand, he played club and nite club dates in Massachusetts for five years before entering military service. During his training at Camp Pickett, Virginia he performed for 16 consecutive weeks in "SHOWTIME," an all-soldier show.<ref>Louisville Parade, [[Linking Ring]], April 1954</ref>  
sleight-of-hand, he played club and nite club dates in Massachusetts for five years before entering military service. During his training at Camp Pickett, Virginia he performed for 16 consecutive weeks in "SHOWTIME," an all-soldier show.<ref>Louisville Parade, Linking Ring, April 1954</ref>  
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He graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts with a PhD in Chemistry. Then was  employed as a chemist at the Army Research Laboratory, Fort Knox, Kentucky.
 
He graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts with a PhD in Chemistry. Then was  employed as a chemist at the Army Research Laboratory, Fort Knox, Kentucky.
  
He was the editor of [[MUM]] in the 1960s and served as President of the [[Society of American Magicians]] (1973-74). <ref>Magician of the Month, July 1967 (cover)</ref><ref>Cover, [[Genii 1974 January]]</ref>
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He was the editor of [[MUM]] in the 1960s and served as President of the [[Society of American Magicians]] (1973-74). <ref>Magician of the Month, [[MUM]], July 1967 (cover)</ref><ref>Cover, [[Genii 1974 January]]</ref>
  
 
He is a member of the [[Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame]].
 
He is a member of the [[Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame]].
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Revision as of 06:59, 16 February 2012

Richard Gustafson
BornRichard L. Gustafson
January 20, 1931
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Richard Gustafson, a doctor of Chemistry, served as President of the Society of American Magicians in 1973.

He decided to learn magic after seeing a performance of Dante at the Worcester, Massachusetts' Plymouth Theatre in 1942. Specializing in sleight-of-hand, he played club and nite club dates in Massachusetts for five years before entering military service. During his training at Camp Pickett, Virginia he performed for 16 consecutive weeks in "SHOWTIME," an all-soldier show.[1]

He graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts with a PhD in Chemistry. Then was employed as a chemist at the Army Research Laboratory, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

He was the editor of MUM in the 1960s and served as President of the Society of American Magicians (1973-74). [2][3]

He is a member of the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame.


References

  1. Louisville Parade, Linking Ring, April 1954
  2. Magician of the Month, MUM, July 1967 (cover)
  3. Cover, Genii 1974 January


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