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Frank W. Dailey

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Frank W. Dailey
BornNovember 7, 1919
Buffalo, New York
DiedMarch 21, 2012 (age 92)

Frank W. Dailey, a lawyer and amateur magician, served as National President of the Society of American Magicians from 1983 to 1984. His wife Margaret Dailey also served as National President with the distinction of being the first female President of the Society.

Dailey graduated from Duke University and served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he worked as an attorney for insurance companies. When Indianapolis Assembly 31 was reorganized in 1975, Dailey was elected Chaplain and worked his way up to National President in 1983.

He had a working library including histories of magic and biographies of magicians and was a member of the Magic Collectors Association He wrote many papers and gave talks at the MCA conventions. [1]

Frank continued to serve magic and the Society until his death.[2]


  1. Magician of the Month, MUM, August 1983