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James A. Hart

James A. Hart, American hotel executive. Decorated Knight Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. member of the board lay trustees DePaul University; Member Chicago Convention Bureau (director), Greater Chicago Hotel Association (director) Phi Gamma Lambda.

Background

  • Hart, James A. was born on June 12, 1900 in Ottumwa, Iowa, United States. Son of William Archibald and Elizabeth Jane Hart.

  • Education

    • Educated Drake U., 1918. Student Iowa Success Business Training School, 1919.

    Career

    • General hotel training Harper Hotel, Rock Island, Illinois, 1919-1920. Successively with Jefferson Hotel, Peoria, Illinois, Quincy (Illinois) Hotel and Newcomp Hotel. Executive assistant manager, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, 1920-1926, later became president now v.

      Chairman of the Board. Manager director, St. Clair and Eastgate Hotels, 1926-1932. Manager director Croyden Hotel, 1932.

      Executive assistant manager Palmer House, 1933. Resident manager Ambassador Hotels, East and West, 1934-1945. General manager, 1945-1949, later president, now Chairman of the Board.

      General manager The Pump Room. President The Buttery. Vice president Mexican Hotels, Ltd., 1945-1952.

      Partner The Freehart Corporation, 1945-1952. President Sherman Products Company, 1951-1959.

    Membership

    Member of the board lay trustees DePaul University. Member Chicago Convention Bureau (director), Greater Chicago Hotel Association (director) Phi Gamma Lambda. Clubs: Executives, Forty, Tavern, Beau Nash, Edgewater Golf.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Augusta Doeckel, January 28, 1919.
    • father: William Archibald
    • mother: Elizabeth Jane Hart
    • spouse: Elizabeth Augusta Doeckel
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    Born June 12, 1900
    Died February, 1960
    (aged 59)
    Nationality

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