William A. Ransom
William A. Ransom (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.
|William A. Ransom|
Cover of Sphinx (July 1909)
|Born||William Albert Ransom|
May 5, 1860
|Died||March 2, 1941 (age 80) |
Rahway, New Jersey
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.