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date: 19 September 2019

Hulman, Tonylocked

(11 February 1901–27 October 1977)
  • Alexander Urbiel


Hulman, Tony (11 February 1901–27 October 1977), businessman and owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, was born Anton Hulman, Jr., in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of Anton Hulman, a local wholesaler, and Grace Smith. By the time of his birth, his father had built Hulman & Company an enterprise started by Hulman’s German immigrant paternal grandfather in 1849, into a thriving wholesaling firm. His family’s prosperity enabled Hulman to attend prestigious educational institutions throughout his youth. He attended the Lawrenceville Academy in New Jersey and Worcester Academy in Massachusetts in preparation for taking an engineering degree at Yale University in 1924. During his school years Hulman was an outstanding athlete. He was named to the All-American Scholastic Team in 1919 and 1920 for track and field and played on the undefeated 1923 Yale football team. Before attending Yale, Hulman served in the American Red Cross Ambulance Corps during World War I....

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