(Cleveland, Ohio: 14th May 1894 - 1971)
Of Irish parentage. Manufacturer in Chicago. Semi-pro magician. Invented Walsh Cane (around 1915-29), The Magic Fountain Pen (a loading device, by 1924), Cane to Silk (by 1936), Appearing Cane (1947), and a Vanishing Wand using his cane principle (1960). SAM President 1934-35. IBM President 1949-50. See F.B. Martineau, Walsh Cane Routines (1945, 33pp).