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Murray A. Sumner

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Murray A. Sumner
BornJuly 27, 1902
Toronto, Canada
DiedMarch 5, 1987 (age 84)

Murray A. Sumner (1902-1987) was a part-time professional magician in Canada, performing as "Sumner, The Magician".


Sumner was very active in magic societies. He was a member of the of Magicians' Club of Toronto, The order of the Genii (an association of Canadian Magicians), a Past President of the Hat & Rabbit club, the S.A.M. Assembly 1 and the Magicians Guild (both in New York City).[1] He held a continuous membership of the I.B.M. (No. 464) starting in 1942, a member of the Order of Merlin and Ring 17 (Toronto). .[2]

He attended the 1927 I.B.M. convention with his friend Sid Lorraine[3][4]

Sumner contributed to the Linking Ring Parade featuring members of Ring 17 published in September, 1983, which included his story deck routine, "The Fleeting Queen".


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, February, 1932
  2. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, August 1987
  3. Sid Lorraine's Chatter, May, 1987
  4. Cover, Linking Ring, November 1926