James Anthony Bailey

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Birthday
4, 1847
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
DEATH DATE
Apr 11, 1906 (58)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
4, 1847
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
DEATH DATE
Apr 11, 1906 (58)

About

Known as the eponymous Bailey of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus who held the position of a circus ringmaster.

Before Fame

He first met with P.T. Barnum in 1881 and had a large part in obtaining Jumbo the Elephant as part of their newly formed circus duo.

Trivia

He was born with the name James Anthony McGuiness but changed it to Bailey after being discovered by Frederic Augusta Bailey. He was orphaned previously at the age of eight.

Family Life

He married Ruth Louisa McCaddon in 1868.

Associated With

He was most famous for his collaboration with P.T. Barnum.

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