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Frank Wagar

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Frank Wagar

Cover of Genii (1944)
BornFrank L. Wagar
August 8, 1891
Denver, Colorado
DiedSeptember 26, 1953 (age 62)
San Mateo, California

Frank Wagar (1891-1953) served as President of SAM Assembly No. 2 San Francisco (member No. 1982) and the PCAM. [1]


He became interested in magic at the age of ten. One evening, he sneaked away from choir practice to see Herrmann. He even managed to get backstage to meet him after the show.[2]

By the age of twenty he went professional, playing club and Chautauqua. In one of his acts he produced two guinea pigs from a borrowed hat.[3]Later he entered a partnership with E. Cook Patton and formed the Wagar-Patton Amusement Company.

Upon going into the oil business in 1924, they separated and he became a manager for the Associated Oil Company.

In 1943 he gave almost a hundred shows for the armed forces [4]

He was also a member of IBM (No. 206).


  1. Genii 1953 November
  2. Broken Wand, MUM, November 1953
  3. MUM, December 1958
  4. Cover of Genii 1944 July