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Daniel J. O’Brien

Daniel J. O’Brien, Irish hotel executive. Decorated Order Crown of Italy. Member board St. Vincent’s Hospital; Member American Hotel Association (president 1950-1951), American Institute Accounting.

Background

  • O’Brien, Daniel J. was born on January 8, 1888 in Cork, Ireland. Son of Matthew D. and Johannah (Leahy) O’B.

  • Education

    • Came to the United States, 1909, naturalized, 1918. Student Christian College, (Ireland), New York University, National U., Washington. Certified Public Accountant, Kentucky, 1925.

    Career

    • Began hotel career at Belmont Hotel, New York City, 1909. President company operating Mayflower (Washington) and other hotels, 1925-1931. President, managing director Commodore Perry Company, Toledo, operating Hotels Commodore Perry, Secor and Willard, 1934-1956.

    Works

    • Author: Hotel Administration and Control (with C. B. Couchman), 1927.

    Membership

    Member board St. Vincent’s Hospital. Member American Hotel Association (president 1950-1951), American Institute Accounting. Clubs: Rotary (past president), Toledo, Inverness, Tavern, Alfalfa, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Willis, July 11, 1914. Married second, Ethel M. Miller, 1953.
    • father: Matthew D. O’B.
    • mother: Johannah (Leahy) O’B.
    • spouses: Barbara Willis
    • Ethel M. Miller
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    Born January 8, 1888
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