Frank Galvin

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Nov 1878
New Milford, Connecticut


04 Dec 1916
Uniontown, Pennsylvania


United States

Indy 500s:

0 (1915)

Former motorcycle rider, who later turned to racing. He also worked as a boxing manager. Killed in a crash, after previously surviving a big accident when attempting to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 in 1915. Was of Irish ancestry as his father, Edward, was born in the country in 1856, moving over to the United States in 1870. Edward Galvin had his own farm and before Frank took up racing, he worked on the farm. Frank was Galvin's middle name but it, thus far, is not clear what his first name (initial J) actually was.

Biography last updated 29 Aug 2017