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Norman Sehm

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Norman Sehm
BornNorman C. Sehm
December 27, 1907
Rochester, New York
DiedNovember 10 1985 (age 77)
Rochester, New York

Norman C. Sehm (1907-1985) held I.B.M. No. 2939 since 1929 and was a member Ring 4 in Rochester, New York and of the Order of Merlin Excalibur. He operated a small magic business from his home called The Sehm Magic Studio.


His father, Edwin Sehm, worked in vaudeville theaters in the Rochester area. As a teenager, he met Harry Houdini and became interested in escapes. During the premier of the movie, "Houdini," Sehm was engaged to do escapes outside the theater.

During the 1920s and 1930s, he became friends with many greats in magic including Harry Blackstone Sr., Thurston, and Dunninger. They would often visit his home whenever they appeared in Rochester.

In his later years, he concentrated on of sleight of hand performances for clubs, schools, community groups, and private parties.

Sehm was also a member of the S.A.M. and was honored at two regional conventions for his dedication.[1] [2][3]


  1. The Linking Ring, Vol. 66, No. 1, January 1986, Broken Wands, NORMAN C. SEHM, page 115
  2. M-U-M, Vol. 75, No. 9, Vol. February 1986, NORMAN SEHM, page 41
  3. Genii, Vol. 49, No. 10, April 1986, Obituary Norman C. Sehm by Carole Mulcahy, page 679
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 26, No. 3, May 1946, HOCUS POCUS PARADE, NORMAN SEHM, page 57