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William A. Ransom

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William A. Ransom
BornWilliam Albert Ransom
May 5, 1860
Smyrna, Delaware
DiedMarch 2, 1941 (age 80)
Rahway, New Jersey

William A. Ransom (c. 1860 - 1941), an Executive Secretary to railroad businessmen and later became head of a big department for one of the railways, was president of The Society of American Magicians in 1909.[1]

Known as "Bill" to his friends, Ransom began his interest in magic when, as a small boy, he saw a performance by Signor Blitz. He never gave professional performances but did helped many professional magicians improve their apparatus mechanically.

Ransom died at his home in New Jersey.[2][3][4]

See also: Elmer P. Ransom and Thomas S. Ransom


  1. Cover Sphinx, July 1909
  2. Obit Sphinx, April, 1941
  3. Obit Genii 1941 April