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Sam Koplar

Sam Koplar, American hotel executive. Awarded Certificate of Merit by St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, 1932. Club: Westwood Country. Collector Chinese art objects.


  • Koplar, Sam was born on July 4, 1888 in St. Louis. Son of Berl and Rose (Schwartz) Koplar.

  • Education

    • Student Smith Academy (then affiliated with Washingtn U.), 1904.


    • Builder theatres apartment buildings and hotels since 1923. Chairman of the Board and president Park Plaza Hotel (builder 1930-1931), St. Louis, since 1945. Became president and dir Chase Hotel, 1935, Embassy Investment corporation since 1947.

      Treasurer and director Forest Park Hotel. Director Sanjanet Apartment Hotel Company. Vice president, director KPLR-television, St. Louis, since 1959.


    Club: Westwood Country. Collector Chinese art objects.


    • Married Jeannette Grollnek, October 20, 1909. Children: Lillian (Mistress.
    • father: Berl Koplar
    • mother: Rose (Schwartz) Koplar
    • spouse: Jeannette Grollnek
    • child: Lillian (Mrs Koplar
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    Born July 4, 1888
    Died December, 1961
    (aged 73)