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Elmer Johnson

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Elmer Johnson
BornApril 21, 1890
Watertown, Wisconsin
DiedSeptember 15, 1984 (age 94)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Elmer Johnson (1890-1984) as a semi-professional magician and cartoonist.


Johnson began performing around 1920 and specialized in psychic phenomena.[1]

He as a contributor to the Sphinx, a member of the Wisconsin Houdini Club and the IBM (a charter member of the Order of Merlin and Ring 41 in Milwaukee.)

Johnson a friend of Harry and Bess Houdini, he appeared on a number of shows with them in 1924.[2]


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, October, 1931
  2. Broken Wand, Linking Ring November, 1984