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John Keenan

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John Keenan
DiedMay 21, 1961

John Keenan (?-1961) became secretary of the Omaha Magical Society in August of 1935, an office which he held for the next 20 years.


In 1956 the club held a testimonial dinner for Keenan to honor him for his years of service.

Keenan died of a heart after an illness of some duration.[1]

Keenan willed $500 to the society, which they used to establish a magic club library.[2][3] Then in 1993 the library of John Ilson was added to the collection of books to bring their library to nearly 1,000 books.

The Omaha Magical Society meeting of October 24th was spent auctioning of his magical effects.[4]


  1. Broken Wand,MUM, JULY. 1961
  2. MUM,MARCH, 1962
  3. MUM, JULY. 1962
  4. MUM,DECEMBER, 1961