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Circus Owner John Lewis

John Lewis

 

Circus Trivia, Did You Know?  

Did You Know, Circus owner John Lewis was mayor of Bridgeport Alabama.

Served as purser aboard the riverboat the "Delta Queen" and has been very active in the effort to save this historic vessel.

 

John Lewis with Tiger
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Lewis with pet tiger
 
Lewis Bros Circus Midway
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The Lewis Bros Circus Midway
 
 
John Lewis and Tiny Phillips
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John Lewis and Tiny Phillips
 

 

John Lewis owner of the Lewis Bros. Circus, a popular mid-sized circus of the 1970s and 80s.

A person must were many hats to be a circus owner or manager and John Lewis has wore them all. John has been a manager, animal trainer, booking agent, show painter, purchasing agent and even performed a gorilla parody act to fill in for absent performers.

John worked closely with his good friend Hoxie Tucker and learned much from the elder showman. In 1972 John opened his Lewis Bros Circus.

After closing the Lewis Bros. Circus, John went on to serve on the city council and became Mayor of Bridgeport, Alabama. Lewis also became very active in the preservation of the Mississippi river boat the "Delta Queen".

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Photo Credits: John Lewis

 
John Lewis on front Door
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John Lewis at circus entrance
 
John Lewis with Hoxie Tucker
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Hoxie and John Lewis at Hoxie's home in South Miami
 
 
Lewis Bros Circus on lot
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