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Herbert A. Davis

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Herbert A. Davis
BornHerbert Alonzo Davis
August 16, 1869
Newburyport, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 26, 1944 (age 75)
Baltimore, Maryland
Resting placeHoly Cros Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts
Flourished1920s - 1940s

Herbert A. Davis (1869-1944) was a magician on the East Coast of the United States having lived in Washington D.C., Maryland and West Virginia.


It was reported that he shared a billing with Harry Houdini the night his son, Herbert B. Davis (1906-1993) was born.[1]

A charter member of the Society of Osiris (which he served as a Vice-President), he operated the "Davis School of Magic" in Huntington, West Virginia in the late 1920s.[2]

Davis, an early member of the IBM (No. 406) served on the National Membership Committee and was reported in the Linking Ring as trying to form a Ring in Baltimore in 1939.

His publicity photos can be seen on the Conjuring Arts' exhibit "The Many Faces of Magic."[3]


  1. Linking Ring, March 1993
  2. Sphinx, April, 1928