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Al Thatcher

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Al Thatcher
BornAlbert J. Thatcher
November 28, 1917
DiedAugust 5, 2005 (age 87)
Columbus, Ohio

Al Thatcher (1917-2005) performed a humorous style club act and was was a founding member of the Wheeler McGory Ring 7 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.


Thatcher became interested in magic at the age of 13. In joined the I.B.M. in 1930. A loyal member to Ring 7 in Columbus, he held the position of President of Ring 7 a few times and many more times as Secretary-Treasurer.

Thatcher developed a humorous style club act, preferring card magic. Nick Trost was a frequent visitor to his home for card sessions. He was also a fixture at many Magi-Fest conventions often provided Bill Miesel with effects for his periodical Precursor.[1][2]


  • "After Hours Magic: A Book of Al Thatcher Card Magic" by Gordon Boyd (2014)


  2. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, October 2005