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Dr. Carl L. Moore

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Dr. Carl L. Moore

Cover of Linking Ring (Oct 1953)
BornCarl Leslie Moore
July 12, 1897
Concordia ,Kansas
DiedMarch 25, 1953 (age 55)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dr. Carl L. Moore (1897-1953), a dentist by trade, was one of the moving forces in magic in Austin, Texas in the 1930s and 1940s.


Dr. Moore received his degree in 1921 at Northwestern University School of Dentistry in Evanston, Illinois. Following graduation he taught dentistry at Baylor University at Dallas and also practiced dentistry in Dallas for many years. He then practiced dentistry in Austin starting in 1938. Many leading magicians, such as Blackstone would visited him while passing through Austin.

Dr. Moore served as President of the Texas Association of Magicians, as well as having served on the Board of Governors. He was also Past President of IBM Ring 60.[1]

He died unexpectedly from a heart attack, a week after his brother, Dr. Ralph Moore had passed away. He had been booked to lecture at many clubs that year on the subject of "Why a Hobby".[2]

His "Silver to Copper with the Okito Coin Box" was published within Modern Coin Magic.


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, May 1953
  2. Cover, Linking Ring, Oct 1953