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John Ringling North

Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus

1947 - 1967

Entertainment & Broadcast Media

1940 b. 1903
Born-Died1903 - 1985
BirthplaceWisconsin (WI)
Era - 1940

After working in the financial sector for several years, North joined his family's business in the middle of a post-depression upheaval. With his shrewd business skills, North successfully guided the company out of debt, and went on to expand operations into the western United States, bolstering the circus company's image as ""The Greatest Show on Earth.""