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 Tommy Milton

Tommy Milton

Birth
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 10 Jul 1962 (aged 68)
Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Burial Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 10178 · View Source
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Race Car Driver. Born in St. Paul Minnesota, on November 14, 1893, he was best known as the first two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1921 and 1923. He began his career in racing in 1914, competing on dirt tracks through the mid-west and was competing nationwide in the Daytona circuit by 1917. In 1919, he was one of the dominant figures in American racing, winning five of the nine championship races including the International Sweepstakes in New York. He was a starter in the Indianapolis 500 eight times (1919-27) and was appointed chief steward for the Indianapolis 500 in 1949, serving until he retired in 1949. He died in Mount Clemens, Michigan, at the age 68 of self-inflicted gunshot wound and was posthumously inducted into the Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10178
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy Milton (14 Nov 1893–10 Jul 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10178, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .