Mayor, David : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Mayor, David


Country Represented:
United States

Years Competed:

Olympic Info:
Mayor was a member of the United States weightlifting team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He competed in the heavyweight division and finished in 12th place.

Career Highlights:
A heavyweight lifter who tipped the scales at 227 pounds in the mid-1930s, Mayor finished second at the 1936 U.S. senior nationals (total lift, 755.5 pounds). The following year, he won the U.S. heavyweight champion with a total lift of 835 pounds and was named "America's Strongest Man."

Birth and Death Dates:
b. Aug. 21, 1916 - d. May 27, 2002

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
Jewish Sports Review (September/October 2002 issue)
New York Times, August 6, 1936