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Thomas B. Fitzgerald

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Thomas B. Fitzgerald
BornJanuary 17, 1919
DiedMay 5, 1996 (age 77)
Newark, Deleware

Thomas "Tom" B. Fitzgerald (1919-1996) was an amateur magician, commercial artist and draftsman in Wilmington, Delaware.


He became interested in magic by his father, who dabbled in it. He began working as semi-professional in 1940 and was the illustrator for My Best (1945).[1]

He ran Tom's Magic Studio from his home. He was a draftsman in the engineering department of the DuPont Company, which retired from in 1972 because of disability.

Fitzgerald authored the column "Magic Market" column in MUM and wrote articles in Sphinx, New Phoenix, Genii, and Linking Ring.

As a magic dealer he created Mental Choice (1950), Hole Connection (1955), Spikes thru Coin (1957), and Snappy Magic Video Tape (1988).

Known as the dean of Deleware magicians, he was past president and charter member of the Deleware Knights of Magic.[2]


  • Snapp Magic—As You Like It


  1. My Best By Thompson, Jr., J.G. (1945)
  2. Obit, Linking Ring, July, 1996