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T. J. Crawford

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Thomas J. Crawford ( August 21, 1871 - October 3, 1952) was one of the founders of the Cercle Magque of Nashville, Tennessee, a former editor of The Linking Ring, and a specialist in coin magic. He died in Nashville at the age of 81.

T. J. Crawford
BornThomas J. Crawford
August 21, 1871
Spring Hill, Tennessee
DiedOctober 3, 1952 (age 81)

Born in Spring Hill, Tennessee, he was a printer-postal clerk by profession, considered himself ans amateur, but performed often for the public.

He is the originator of a number of popular moves in manipulative magic, and one of his original coin vanishes is described in the "Art of Magic," by T. Nelson Downs.

Crawford edited the Amateur Column in the Sphinx for sixteen years, starting in 1904. He also contributed the column "OLD TRICKS IN NEW CLOTHES" for the Thayer's Magical Bulletin.

Crawford was President of the IBM (1938-1939) and editor of the Linking Ring in the late 1930s also. Later he would also do a column "Have A Card" (in the 1940s.)