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John William Sargent ( July 9, 1852 - September 24, 1920), born in Bangor, Maine, performed as Sargent the Merry Wizard.

Sargent also wrote articles for Mahatma and was elected as the second president of the Society of American Magicians (1905-06).

A few years before his death, he was secretary to Harry Houdini.

The Sphinx (July, 1910) reported that Kreiger Jr., son of the well known Merry Wizard, filled a week at Stapleton, Long Island, in the Richmond theatre.


  • Cover of Mahatma Vol 2, No. 1 (July 1989).


  • Tributes to John William Sargent, MUM Vol.10 No. 5 (October, 1920)