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Herbert M. Richmond

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Herbert M. Richmond
BornFebruary 12, 1889
Beemer, Nebraska

Herbert M. Richmond (1889-?) was a Baptist Minister and semi-professional ventriloquist and magician who began performing in 1919 as "Richmond the magician".


His specialty was patter building effects into a sequence. He did patter for Thayer items.[1]

Richmond was a contributor to Sphinx and Thayer's Magical Bulletin submitting patter for many effects.

In the patter included in Lots of Lawton (1971), he is stated as the "late" Richmond from Iowa.


  • Magic As An Aid In Preaching To Children (1920)
  • Richmond's Book of Patter (1927)
  • The Master Patter Book (with Burling Hull) (1934)


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, April 1931