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Richard Van Dien

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Richard Van Dien

Cover of Sphinx (Sept. 1915)
BornMarch 18, 1846
DiedMarch 14, 1937 (age 90)

Richard Van Dien (1846-1937) was President of the Society of American Magicians from 1915 until 1917.


At the time of his death, just shy of 91 years old, it was reported in Goldston's Magical Quarterly that he possessed one of the most extensive libraries on magic in the state of New Jersey.[1]


  1. Obit - Sphinx April, 1937.