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Bailey, James Anthony (James McGinness)

Born: 1847 AD
Died: 1906 AD, at 58 years of age.

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.





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