February 1943); children—Richard William, John Alden, James Hoover. Married second, Ann Rudy, May 21, 1953. With Drake, Blackstone hotels, Chicago, 1921-1927.
With Horwath & Horwath, hotel accountants, hotel management consultant, Chicago, 1927-1931. Manager Oliver Hotel, South Bend, Indiana, 1931-1933. Proprietor Francis Hotel, Kokomo, Indiana, 1933-1939, Hotel Riley, Indianapolis, 1937-1948, Hotel Washington, Indianapolis, since 1939, Hotel Leamington, Minneapolis, since 1941.
Park-Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles, 1945-1949, Voltair Apts., Hollywood, California, 1947-1948, Hotel North Park, Chicago, since 1948. President Benson Hotel Corporation of Minnesota, Delaware and Indiana.
Member of the United States, Indiana, Indianapolis, Minneapolis C.’s of Commerce., American, Indiana, Minnesota (president), Minneapolis (director, past president), Chicago Residential, Greater Chicago hotel associations, Chicago Association Commerce, Indianapolis (director), Chicago convention bureaus, Downtown Council of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Aquatennial Association Christian Scientist. Club: Executives (Chicago.