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Robert S. Bailey

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Robert S. Bailey
BornRobert S. Bailey
Londonderry, Ireland
DiedAugust 30, 1941

Robert (Bob) Bailey, The Londonderry Wizard, served as President of the Oakland Magic Circle and as secretary of the P.C.A.M. during the year preceding the Oakland Convention.

As a semi-professional magician, he performed at clubs, lodges, schools, and social gatherings.

Bailey learned his magic when a boy and specialized in sleight of hand and small effects. He fought against "exposing" and voiced his opinion through letter writing to combat it. A long time member of the IBM, he was a contributor to the Linking Ring. [1]

Bailey, a veteran of World War I, died from a heart attack the same day fellow amateur of the Northwest,Vincent Lynch was killed by a hit and run driver.[2]


  1. Obit, Linking Ring, October 1941
  2. Obit, Genii 1941 October