George A. Hamid Sr.

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George A. Hamid Sr.
George  Hamid

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Personal details
Country United States

Title owner 1932-1971
Location at Hamid Circus (Hamid-Morton Circus) in United States

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George Ameen Hamid Sr., circus director in United States

Born 1896-02-04 in Lebanon dead 1971-06-13 in United States .

George A. Hamid Sr. was born in the little town of Broumana, Lebanon in February 1896. 1932 was a pivotal year for Hamid when he, along with veteran Circus Producer, Bob Morton, combined their respective shows and formed Hamid-Morton Circus.

When Robert Morton passed away in 1956 ownership of the circus passed into the sole control of the Hamid family where it remains today. George, Sr. operated the show from 1957 until his death in 1971.

In 1997, George, Jr. went into semi-retirement and Hamid-Morton became Hamid Circus, Inc. under the ownership of his son James M. Hamid, whos son James M. Hamid, Jr.Sr. is Vice President and Production Manager.


Total: 2 children

  1. Zyne Hamid. Born: 1918. Dead: † 2013
  2. George A. Hamid Jr.. Born: 1918-11-25. Dead: † 2013-02-23

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director George Ameen Hamid Sr. in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Hamid Circus (Hamid-Morton Circus) | Hamid family | Born 1896 | Dead 1971 | People from United States

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