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W. Golden Mortimer

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W. Golden Mortimer
BornWilliam Golden Mortimer
December 27, 1854
New York City, New York
DiedMarch 3, 1933 (age 78)

W. Golden Mortimer (1854-1933), born in New York City, was the first president of SAM.


He started out as a magician as pupil of Robison, the Fakir. He toured the United States successfully as "Mortimer's Mysteries" before becoming a physician.


  • The Sphinx, Vol. 32, No. 1, March 1933, Dr. William Golden Mortimer, page 23
  • M-U-M, 46, No. 10, March 1957, The S.A.M. Story, 1. Three Men and an Idea, by Milbourne Christopher, page 448
  • M-U-M, 46, No. 11, April 1957, The S.A.M. Story, 2. The Little Back Room, by Milbourne Christopher, page 503
  • M-U-M, Vol. 66, No. 12, May 1977, The S.A.M. Story, by Milbourne Christopher, page 19 (reprinted)