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Jim Auer

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Jim Auer
BornJames M. Auer
December 2, 1928
Neenah, Wisconsin
DiedDecember 18, 2004 (age 76)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Jim Auer (1928-2004) was a journalist, art critic and semi-professional performer of mental and psychic magic.[1]


Auer was an assistant to the editor of the Neenah-Menasha Twin City News-Record in Wisconsin. He also wrote a gossip column with Marion Drew under the name "Raynaud Riverton."

His tricks and routines have appeared in Ireland's Yearbook and Genii.[2]

Auer held I.B.M. number 19159 and was a member the S.A.M. Milwaukee Ring 41, the Houdini Club of Wisconsin, and the Psychic Entertainers Association.[3][4]


  • Spirit is Willing : A Complete Act of Mental Magic (1961)


  1. Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)
  2. The Spirit is Willing : A Complete Act of Mental Magic by James Auer (1961)
  3. Obit, Linking Ring, March, 2005