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Bailey, James Anthony

Born: 1847 AD
Died: 1906 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Managers

James Anthony Bailey is a US circus showman and  circus manager.

1847 – Born on the 4th of July in Detroit, Michigan.

Worked as a bellhop in Pontiac, Michigan.

Discovered by Fred Harrison Bailey (a nephew of circus pioneer Hachaliah Bailey).

Married to Ruth McCaddon of Zanesville, Ohio.

1872 – Bailey became associated with James E. Cooper.

1881 – Met with P.T. Barnum and together they established Barnum and Bailey’s Circus.

1906 – James Anthony Bailey died 11th of April in Mount Vernon, New York.

1919 – Barnum and Bailey’s joined with the Ringling Brothers to form the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.