Born on this day, David Abbott “Ab” Jenkins, the mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah from 1940 to 1944


Thursday 25th January 1883

Born on this day, David Abbott “Ab” Jenkins, the mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah from 1940 to 1944. He was a professional race car driver, who drove the Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor” to a 24 hour average land speed record of 135 miles per hour in 1935. In 1940 Jenkins set the 24-hour record of a 161.180 mph average that lasted for 50 years (until 1990).


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