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.
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
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
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