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Tom Orr

Tom Orr, 1915. Originally in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Collection of the The IUPUI University Library, in conjunction with Indiana University. Photo taken pre-1923, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2013.

Tom Orr, 1915. Originally in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Collection of the The IUPUI University Library, in conjunction with Indiana University. Photo taken pre-1923, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2013.

Born:

27 Aug 1877
Chicago, Illinois

Died:

11 Dec 1954
Denver, Colorado

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

1 (1915)

Worked as a engineer for Maxwell. Before joining them, he worked in the circus, for Barnum's, where he did the loop-the-loop! A car salesman, he was a Captain in WW1, and later moved to Colorado after a spell in Michigan.