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 Eugene J. Cadou

Eugene J. Cadou

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Dec 1968 (aged 72)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 46, Lot 218
Memorial ID 19847 · View Source
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Journalist. Long-time political writer for United Press International with three key assignments to the Washington, DC bureau. His son, Eugene Jepson "Jep" Cadou, was a long-time sports editor for the "Indianapolis Star." His comments prior to the 1955 Indianapolis 500 may have helped fuel one of the greatest one-on-one duels contested in the history of the Classic. Cadou named Jack McGrath as the favorite to win the race. This may have prompted Bill Vukovich, Sr., an intense competitor who was attempting to win his third consecutive 500 to drive with even greater fury. McGrath met this challenge with his own aggression and the two ran neck and neck for the first quarter of the race. McGrath had to retire with mechanical problems after 54 of 200 laps. Vukovich lost his life on lap 57 when cars that were a few laps down and at the rear of the field tangled in front of him as he attemped to pass.

Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett


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  • Added: 28 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19847
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eugene J. Cadou (14 Mar 1896–1 Dec 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19847, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .