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John Weiss

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John Weiss
BornJohn P. Weiss


John P. Weiss (fl. 1940s-1950s), a New York City patrolman, founded Magicops, an organization for law enforcement officers who were also amateur magicians in 1947.[1]


Weiss became interested in magic after watching a Thurston show in 1919.

On his retirement around 1956 from the force in 1956, he turned to court reporting.[2]


  1. MUM, January 1987
  2. Linking Ring, January, 1977