(Boston, Massachusetts: 13th September 1917 - 20th August 1998)
Inspired at age 5 seeing S. S. Henry in Chautauqua. Learned from a gift magic set. Teacher in Richmond, Washington. Amateur magician since 1931 and as "Howard Holden" 1932-34. Reinvented Think! Ink! (c1941). IBM Gold Medal for "Climax!" (with torn corner, 1945). Also originated "The Shattering Flask", "Prognostication", and "Houdini Escapes".
Column ("Future Magic") in Linking Ring in 1940s. Wrote 5 booklets, including You're On! (1944, 22pp), Off the Beaten Path (1947, 24pp), and Destiny & Beyond (1990, 30pp). TAOM President 1967-68. Minor dealer in Fort Worth, Texas, publishing Small Magic Talk from Texas as house organ since 1977. Tricks in Sphinx, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Phoenix, Linking Ring.