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Harlan Taylor

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Harlan Taylor
BornHarlan H. Taylor
March 12, 1899
DiedFebruary 5, 1987 (age 87)
Menlo Park, California
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Col. Harlan H. Taylor, M.D. (1899-1987), born in Tennessee, was an Army surgeon that performed magic for Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Gen Eisenhower, Vice President Richard Nixon.


He retired from the Army in 1959, served for many years at San Francisco General Hospital and Ames Research Lab in Sunnyvale, California where he finally retired at age 84.

Dr. Taylor was a member of over 50 years in the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians and one of the original subscribers of Genii Magazine in 1936. Dr. Taylor sponsored the 'Dr. Taylor Trophy' for excellence in magic performances for local clubs.[1]

Colonel Taylor died at home in Menlo Park, California after an illness.[2][3][4]

Arlington National Cemetery, Section 2, Grave 945-A-LH


  1. An Officer And A Magician By Frances Ireland, Linking Ring, October, 1952
  2. Obit Genii 1987 February