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Syd Bergson

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Syd Bergson
BornSydney Sigmond Bergson
June 2, 1904
DiedJanuary 24 1980 (age 75)
Miami, Florida
CategoriesBooks by Syd Bergson

Sydney S. Bergson (b.1904-d.1980) created mental effects and held several offices in the IBM including President from 1967-1968.


Born in England, he came to the United States as a child, growing up in Brooklyn. N.Y. He held a degree in Law, but was a hotelier by profession.

Bergson was a regular contributor for The Linking Ring starting in October 1971 with a column called "Merely Mental," containing comments on matter concerned with mentalism.

He received the Fleming Award twice.[1]

The I.B.M Ring 45 in Miami, Florida is now known as the Syd Bergson Ring in his honor.


  • Bergson Center Read



  1. Obit Genii 1980 March
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 36, No. 2, April 1956, Syd Bergson – powerhouse of Miami Beach IBM convention and its general chairman, by Bill Gresham, page 35
  • Cover, The Gen, Vol. 12, No. 4, August 1956, Front Page Personality, Syd Bergson, by Harry Stanley, page 75
  • Linking Ring, Vol. 40, No. 4, June 1960, First IBM Lawyers' Legal Hocus Pocus Parade - by Eddie Clever - Syd Bergson, page 63
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 47, No. 7, July 1967, Syd Bergson, International President, by Bill Gresham, page 14
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 60, No. 3, March 1980, SYD BERGSON 1905-1980, page 67; Broken Wand, Sydney S. Bergson, page 109