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Anton Hulman, Jr
Birth: Feb. 11, 1901
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1977
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Businessman. Yale-educated, he inherited a multimillion-dollar company, Hulman and Company, when his father died in 1942. "Clabber Girl" baking soda was one of its premier products. He is best remembered for having been persuaded by Wilbur Shaw to purchase the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which had fallen into disrepair during an inactive period during World War II, from Eddie Rickenbacker and developing the 500-Mile Race into the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing." He issued the "Gentlemen, Start Your Engines" command at the beginning of each Classic between 1955 and 1977. Through the philanthropy of the Hulman Foundation, Hulman Field, Terre Haute, Indiana's international airport, and the Hulman Center and Hulman Hall at Indiana State University bear his name. Rose Polytechnic Institute is perhaps the most fortunate benefactor of the Hulman Foundation. In 1970, an $11 million gift from the Foundation resulted in the school changing its name to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The additional funding resulted in a strengthened curriculum that propelled the school to national prominence among engineering institutions.  
 
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 Parents:
  Anton Hulman (1864 - 1942)
  Grace Ada Smith Hulman (1879 - 1966)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Fendrich Hulman (1905 - 1998)
 
 Children:
  Mary F. Hulman (1930 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 28, 2000
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Anton Hulman, Jr
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Anton Hulman, Jr
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Anton Hulman, Jr
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Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
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- Alan Humphrey
 Added: Feb. 2, 2017
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may god richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Oct. 27, 2016
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