|Born||Thomas A. Dethlefsen|
October 20, 1892
San Francisco, California
|Died||December 8, 1965 (age 73) |
Golden Gate National Cemetery
He started out as a newspaper man and worked actively for twenty years on the Call-Bulletin in San Francisco.
Dethlefsen became a semi-professional magician in 1929 and shortly before Pearl Harbor he entered the business of selling magical equipment as a side-line.
He served Secretary to the S.A.M. Assembly No. 2 for many years and was a member of the I.B.M. (member no. 7903), Oakland Magic Circle and San Jose Mystic 27. He organized the I.B.M. San Francisco Ring No. 38.
He retired after a severe coronary in the late 1960s, although he retained his membership in the Magic Dealers Association.  He was also a founding member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians of Northern California, which later became the national Fellowship of Christian Magicians.
- ↑ http://www.locategrave.org/l/456121/Thomas-A-Dethlefsen-CA
- ↑ Genii 1954 January
- ↑ Cover, Genii 1949 August
- ↑ Genii 1965 November
- ↑ Broken Wand, Linking Ring, January 1966