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Roy A. Dohs

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Roy A. Dohs
BornRoy A. Dohs
circa 1884
Owego, New York
DiedFebruary 6, 1950 (age 65)
Binghamton, New York
Resting placeTioga Cemetery, Owego, New York

Roy A. Dohs (c.1884-1950) was known as "The man of a thousand gimmicks" and one of the founders of the Magicians' Alliance of Eastern States.

Biography

Dohs operated a mail order magicians' supply service from his shop in the cabins, which was also an informal headquarters for magicians of the area.

In 1941, his restaurant and magic shop was destroyed by fire while he was vacationing in Miami, Florida. He would rebuild.[1][2]

Dohs was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and one of the organizers and charter members of the Southern Tier Magic Club, later the Triple Cities Magic Club. He served as chairman of the New York State Conclave of Magicians in 1949.[3][4]

Honors

  • First place at the The Keystone State Federation of I. B. M. Rings Convention (1939)

References

  1. Linking Ring, Apr 1941
  2. Tops,April 1941
  3. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, Mar 1950
  4. http://tioga.nygenweb.net/tiocem6.htm