PT Barnum (Phineas Taylor Barnum) was an American author, politician, businessman and showman. He was born on 5th July 1810. He wrote many books Life of P.T. Barnum, The art of Monkey Getting, Struggles and Triumphs, and The Humbugs of the world. Barman was involved in politics and he was producer of the Blackface minstrelsy. He was member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1865 – 1869.