James Anthony Murphy

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Birthday
12, 1894
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Sep 15, 1924 (30)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
12, 1894
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Sep 15, 1924 (30)

About

Winner of the 1922 Indianapolis 500 was also the first American driver to win the Grand Prix.

Before Fame

He began as a riding mechanic, back when race cars needed both a driver and a mechanics man.

Trivia

He won the 1921 French Grand Prix despite some rather serious serious injuries he suffered just week before in a training accident.

Family Life

His parents, both Irish immigrants, owned a store on Mission Street, behind the family home.

Associated With

He participated in the 1923 Grand Prix in Italy, grand marshalled by Benito Mussolini.

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