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Joe Barnett

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Joe Barnett
BornJoseph Lloyd Barnett
November 10, 1900
New York, New York
DiedDecember 11, 1989 (age 89)
New York

Joe Barnett (1900-1989), a lawyer, was Dean of SAM Parents Assembly #1.[1]


Barnett joined the SAM in 1943 and wrote about the New York Magic Table in his MUM column "Around the New York Magic Table" from 1966 until 1987. Magicians from around the world came to visit at the Table where Joe served as host and dean.

He was also an accomplished photographer, a violinist and an expert trout fisherman.[2]


  • Barnett on Sleights by Judge Bryant (1953) - a gag book with blank pages.


  1. My Best by JG. Thompson Jr.
  2. Obit, Genii 1989 November