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J. C. Walter
|J. C. Walter|
|Born||Joseph Creston Walter|
January 29, 1881
|Died||April 30, 1951 (age 70) |
J. C. "Joe" Walter (1881-1951) was a semi-professional magician who performed as "Walter The Magician". He began in 1896 and did vaudeville and full evening shows.
At the age of 16 he became interested in show business as a magician and made appearances in small towns and Chicago.
He entered the insurance business in 1918 as an agent of the Wisconsin National Life Insurance Company, and a few years later became field manager for the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1925 he opened his own insurance company, Walter Agency, and pursued his hobby as a magician.
Walter was the founder and first president of the Wisconsin Houdini Club in 1915, a member of the Indian Magician club (with headquarters in Calcutta, India), the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Society of American Magicians and the Magicians Guild. 
Walter would contribute magic news from Wisconsin to Genii in the late 1930s and 1940s and the column "MORE MEMORIES OUT OF THE PAST" for the Conjurors' Magazine during the late 1940s.
His oldest son, Jack Curtis Walter, performed as a magician under the name Jack Curtis.
Linking Ring and MUM reports often misspelled his name "Walters".
- ↑ Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, February , 1934
- ↑ Obit, Genii 1951 June
- ↑ WALTER THE MAGICIAN by Charles H. Feasler, B.S., M.D. Linking Ring, July 1948
- ↑ Obit, Sphinx, June 1951