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Barrie Richardson

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Barrie Richardson
BornBarrie Lucille Richardson
April 10, 1934
Chicago, Illinois
DiedNovember 17, 2015 (age 81)
Shreveport, Louisiana
CategoriesBooks by Barrie Richardson

Barrie Richardson (1934-2015) was a mentalist.[1]


Richardson earned a B.A. from Carleton College, and an MBA from Indiana University, where he also earned his doctorate degree in marketing, business and government, applied economics, business history and philosophy.

He served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corp, Industrial Engineering.

He taught at Bethany College, Arizona State University, Indiana University, Hope College and at Centenary College of Louisiana. While at Bethany College in the late 1960s, he taught economics and served as one of the youngest ever Dean of Faculty.

He was also a motivational speaker and led workshops on leadership and teamwork.

In 1983, Barrie went to Centenary College as Dean of the Frost School of Business. In his last year of teaching in 2001, he was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award.

His first magic performances were as a youth in the veteran's hospitals in his native Chicago. As a young professor, he began to invent and publish new effects. After his retirement from teaching, he renewed his zest for magic and mentalism. He performed for President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush at their home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

He was a member of the Inner Circle of The Magic Circle in London; The International Brotherhood of Magicians; The Psychic Entertainers Association; The Sark Secret Magic Society; and The Buenos Aires Magic Society in Argentina.[2]



  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 77, No. 2, February 1977, Barrie Richardson ONE-MAN PARADE, by Jon Racherbaumer, pp. 88-107
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 101, No. 1087, February 2007, MIMC Profile, Barrie Richardson, page 37
  • Cover, MUM, V0l. 96, No. 9, February 2007, Theatre of the Mind, Barrie Richardson, by Jon Racherbaumer, Stephen Minch, Walt Lees, pp. 50-59