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Clyde Cairy

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Clyde Cairy
BornClyde Frank Cairy
October 2, 1913
Ames, Iowa

Clyde Frank Cairy (1913-1980) co-invented, with Paul Swinford, of The Computer Cards in 1967 which later became the Cyberdeck.


He was an Assistant Professor of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Michigan State College. Lived until 1936 in Sioux City, Iowa. Became interested in magic during his high school days. Served as president of the Magicians Guild of America in 1940.[1]


  1. My Best by Thompson, Jr., J.G. (1945)