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J. F. McDermitt

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J. F. McDermitt
BornJohn Franklin McDermitt
December 26, 1898
DiedSeptember 15, 1951 (age 52)
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Resting placeAlto Reste Burial Park , Altoona

J. F. McDermitt (1898-1951) was a teacher and magician in Altoona, Pennsylvania.


McDermitt, a veteran of the World War, was a social science teacher at Altoona High School, where he also served as assistant sports coach. He maintained an active magic club at the High School.

He and his wife were active in giving magic shows in the greater Altoona area.[1]

He sponsored J. Russell Duck into the I.B.M.[2]

McDermitt died of a heart attack at the age of 52.


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, Oct 1951
  2. Linking Ring, Jan 1950