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Robert Murray Brush

Robert Murray Brush, American hotel executive. Served from Lieutenant to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.; Member Northeast Hotel Association, Cornell Society Hotelmen (president 1951), Boston City of Commerce., New England Council (past director), American Hotel and Motel Association (industry advising committee), California Hotel and Motel Association (director) since 1973), Sigma Nu.

Background

  • Brush, Robert Murray was born on July 1, 1913 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Roy Arthur and Adele (Twitchell) Brush.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Cornell Univercity, 1934. From steward to manager Basin Harbor Club, Vermont, 1934-1939. Assistant to president Hosts, Inc., Springfield, Massachusetts, 1940-1942.

      General manager Wayland Manor, Providence, 1946-1947, Sheraton-Biltmore, 1947-1948. Assistant to general manager Sheraton Corporation American, Boston, 1948-1950, vice president, 1950-1959, senior vice president, 1959-1969. Vice president TraveLodge International, Inc., El Cajon, California, 1969-1971, senior vice president, 1971-1976, also director.

      Vice president Cox Hotel Corporation Vice president Cultural Fund Boston. Board directors, member Executive Committee San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1973-1976, member advising committee, 1976-1980. Board directors Travelers Aid Society, 1976-1983, treasurer, 1979-1981, president, 1981-1984.

    Career

    • Assistant to pres; general manager Wayland Manor, Providence, 1946-1947, Sheraton-Biltmore, 1947-1948. Assistant to general manager Sheraton Corporation American, Boston, 1948-1950, vice president, 1950-1959, sr.

    Membership

    Served from Lieutenant to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member Northeast Hotel Association, Cornell Society Hotelmen (president 1951), Boston City of Commerce., New England Council (past director), American Hotel and Motel Association (industry advising committee), California Hotel and Motel Association (director) since 1973), Sigma Nu. Clubs: Rancho Santa Fe Country (Rancho Santa Fe), Rancho Santa Fe Men’s Golf (Rancho Santa Fe) (governor 1978-1981, vice president 1979, 80), Rotary (Rancho Santa Fe).

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie C. Culver, October 12, 1945. Children: Richard L., John T., Robert Murray (deceased), Frederick Culver.
    • father: Roy Arthur Brush
    • mother: Adele (Twitchell) Brush
    • spouse: Marjorie C. Culver
    • children: Richard L. Brush
    • John T. Brush
    • Robert Murray Brush (deceased)
    • Frederick Culver Brush
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