|Born||Walter W. Coleman|
April 4, 1904
|Died||August 21, 1983 (age 79) |
Sun City, Arizona
|Resting place||Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City Arizona|
Walter Coleman (1904-1983) was a past International President of the I.B.M. (1950-51) and was named an Honorary Member in 1963.
Coleman became interested in magic as a kid after his grandfather, George Dixon Hendricks, a semi-professional magician, showed him a few tricks. He would become proficient enough to performed at local clubs, churches, and other organizations. At one time, he was associated with the Conjurer's Shop in New York City providing magic classes.
By profession, Coleman was an executive with the New York Stock Exchange.
Coleman held I.B.M. No. 6313 starting in 1938 and was a member of it's Order of Merlin. A founding member of the New York City I.B.M Ring 26, he was also a member of the S.A.M. and served as president of the Parent Assembly in New York. He was given an honorary membership in the Swedish Magic Circle.
He moved to Sun City, Arizona after retirement.
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 22, No. 7, September 1942, HOCUS POCUS PARADE, by Bob Weill & Eddie Clever - Walter W. Coleman, page 21
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 24, No. 6, August 1944, Walter "Skipper" Coleman, by Stuart Robson, page 24
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 26, No. 10, December 1946, Hocus Pocus Parade, by New York Ring 26 – Walter Coleman, page 51
- Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 30, No. 5, July 1950, Walter Coleman, International President International Brotherhood of Magicians, by Stuart Robson, page 15
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 1, September 1950, International Brotherhood of Magicians, News Highlights, by Luther Southworth, page 31
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 43, No. 1, January 1963, New York City Ring 26 Parade, by Eddie Clever – Walter Coleman, page 67
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 57, No. 4, April 1977, Walter Coleman Honored, page 98
- M-U-M, Vol. 73, No. 6, November 1983, Broken Wands, WALTER COLEMAN, page 34