(Sheridan, Wyoming: 1918 - 26th August 2007)
Interested at age 12 seeing performance of a reformed spiritualist medium. Joined the International Society of Junior Magicians at age 16. Mentor of Ray Hyman, Loren Pankratz, etc. Lecturer. Noted for his sleight-of-hand skill and work on optical illusions.
Invented the Linking Pins (1954, his version), Panoramic Shift (by 1955), and Paradox Box. 1979 AMA Best Lecturer. 1988 AMA Creative Fellowship.
Wrote one book, Andrus Deals You In (1956 [sic], 190pp), and several booklets, including Safety Pin-Trix (1955, 70pp), Andrus Deals Again (1957, 6pp), Up Close with Andrus (1957, 9pp), Sleeving from the Deck (1961, 18pp), Sleightly Miraculous (1961, 15pp), The Miser's Miracle (1961, 19pp); Steals and Palms (1961, 34pp), Kurious Kards (1973). Tricks in Hugard's Magic Monthly, New Directions, and Onyx.