Alfred Theodore Ringling , circus director in United States
Born 1861 in United States
dead 1919 in United States
, son of assistant director August Ringling and assistant director Marie Salomé Ringling .
Alfred Theodore "Alf" Ringling (1861–1919). Alfred was a juggler. He had a son, Richard T. Ringling,
and a daughter, Marjorie Joan Ringling, who was married to future United States Senator Jacob K. Javits from 1933 to 1936. His granddaughter, Mabel Ringling, married Richard Durant,
elephant trainer and assisant elephant superidentent.
In 1916, Alfred took up residence in Petersburg, New Jersey, now known as Oak Ridge, where he was responsible for the creation of Lake Swannanoa, the body of water that would later become the center point of the Lake Swannanoa lake community. The property was also used as the winter quarters for his son Richard's circus, the R.T. Richards Circus which was founded in 1917, and closed 1919.
Alfred died in his 28-room New Jersey manor, three years after its completion, on October 21, 1919.
Alfred T. Ringling Born: 1861