John William Sargent ( July 9, 1852 - September 24, 1920), born in Bangor, Maine, performed as Sargent the Merry Wizard.
A few years before his death, he was secretary to Harry Houdini.
The Sphinx (July, 1910) reported that Kreiger Jr., son of the well known Merry Wizard, filled a week at Stapleton, Long Island, in the Richmond theatre.
- Cover of Mahatma Vol 2, No. 1 (July 1989).
- Tributes to John William Sargent, MUM Vol.10 No. 5 (October, 1920)