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Henry (Buddy) Ringling North

Inducted into the Ring of Fame: 2017

Circus Profession: Circus Owner

Born: 1909

Died: 1993

Henry Ringling North Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

Henry Ringling North
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Henry Ringling North
Henry Ringling North Sarasota, Florida.jpg
Born Henry Whitestone North
November 12, 1909
Chicago, Illinois
Died October 2, 1993 (aged 83)
Begnins, Switzerland
Education Yale University (1933)
Spouse(s) Gloria de la Feld
Parent(s) Ida Loraina Wilhelmina Ringling
Harry Whitestone North
Relatives John Ringling North, brother
John Nicholas Ringling, uncle

Henry Ringling North (November 12, 1909 – October 2, 1993) was an American businessman, as a circus proprietor who was the vice president, treasurer, director and operations chief, while his brother, John Ringling North, was the president and chairman of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, founded by their uncles.

Contents
1 Biography
2 Legacy
3 References
4 External links
Biography[edit]

He was born in Chicago and attended Yale University. North was awarded a Silver Star for his actions in the Navy during World War II where he served in the Office of Strategic Services.[1] In the 1960s he became an Irish citizen. He was involved with two oil firms in Oklahoma. His first two marriages ended in divorce. He died on October 2, 1993 in Begnins near Geneva, Switzerland.[2]

Legacy[edit]
His son, John Ringling North III, is the former owner of the Kelly-Miller Circus.[citation needed]