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Byron Schermerhorn Harvey

Byron Schermerhorn Harvey, American food service executive. Member Chicago Association Commerce, United States Chamber Commerce, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Chicago History Society.

Background

  • Harvey, Byron Schermerhorn was born on August 31, 1876 in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. Son of Frederick Henry and Barbara (Mattas) Harvey.

  • Education

    • Graduate Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1895. Bachelor of Philosophy, Sheffield Scientific School (Yale).

    Career

    • Began, 1899, in catering business, established by father, at Kansas City, Missouri. Removed to Chicago, 1903, as manager Chicago office. Vice-president Fred Harvey, Inc., 1919-1928.

      President Fred Harvey, 1928-1946, chairman and chief executive officer since 1946.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Chicago Association Commerce, United States Chamber Commerce, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Chicago History Society. Clubs: Chicago, Commercial, Shoreacres, Casino, Tavern, Racquet, University: Yale (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Helen Daggett, April 16, 1902 (died June 28, 1948). Children: Byron S., John Stewart, Charles Daggett.
    • father: Frederick Henry Harvey
    • mother: Barbara (Mattas) Harvey
    • spouse: Helen Daggett
    • children: Byron S. Harvey
    • John Stewart Harvey
    • Charles Daggett Harvey
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    Born August 31, 1876
    Died December 19, 1954
    (aged 78)
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