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Eugene C. Eppley

Eugene C. Eppley, American hotel executive. Decorated Gold Cross of Social Welfare (French), 1926. Crowned King Ak-Sar-Ben XXXIX, legendary Nebraskan Empire of Quivera, Omaha, 1933. Served as National Food Aministrator for Hotels, World War I; member Hotel Men’s Mutual Benefit Association of the United States and Can (president 3 terms), Chi Psi (executive council).; Mason (32°, Shriner), Elk.

Background

  • Eppley, Eugene C. was born on April 8, 1884 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Owen and Jessie C. (Phillips) Eppley.

  • Education

    • Graduate Culver (Ind. Student Stanford, 1902-1903.

    Career

    • Began with McKinley Hotel, Canton, O., 1903. President Eppley Hotels Company 1915-1956, operating 22 hotels. Chairman of board Sheraton Cadillac Hotel, Detroit.

      Honorary Chairman of the Board Sheraton Corporation American. Director Branliff International Airways, Sheraton Corporation American Director Culver Ednl. Foundation; president Eugene C. Eppley Foundation, Inc.

    Membership

    Served as National Food Aministrator for Hotels, World War I. Member Hotel Men’s Mutual Benefit Association of the United States and Can (president 3 terms), Chi Psi (executive council). Mason (32°, Shriner), Elk.

    Clubs: Omaha, Omaha Athletic, Omaha Field, Omaha Country.

    Connections

    • father: Owen Eppley
    • mother: Jessie C. (Phillips) Eppley
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    Born April 8, 1884
    Died October 14, 1958
    (aged 74)
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