Cover of Sphinx (Aug 1912)
|Born||James L. Barton|
April 21, 1858
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died||April 30, 1935 (age 77) |
Clemington, New Jersey
He became very active in the magic society and became known as "Uncle Jim". In 1929, he was honored by a dinner in Philadelphia as the "Dean of Philadelphia magicians." He became President of the SAM Philadelphia Assembly No. 4 and the first president of IBM Philadelphia Ring No. 6.
His most successful years were from 1920 until his retirement in 1934, where he was one of the oldest magicians to play Lyceum. Barton announced his retirement from Lyceum at the 1934 convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians at the age of 76. He died the following year.