logo logo

Benjamin Franklin Weinberg

Benjamin Franklin Weinberg, American hotel executive. Served as sergeant 26th Division Army of the United States, Advertising Educational Foundation, World War I; Member National Hotel Men’s Association, Knights of Columbus Philharmonic Association, Knights of Columbus, Los Angeles, Denver Chamber’s of Commerce., American Legion, Veterans Foreign Wars.; Mason (Shriner). Pioneer sponsor (1928) starting-gate since used in horse-racing.

Background

  • Weinberg, Benjamin Franklin was born on November 10, 1892 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Michael and Fannie (Stern) Weinberg.

  • Education

    • Student Kansas Commercial College, 1910-1912.

    Career

    • Early business career in merchandising and oil, Texas. Vice president Steeldraulic Brake Corporation, Detroit, 1923-1932 (firm pioneered with mechanic four-wheel brakes for automobiles). Hotel operator, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, California, 1933-1970.

      Formerly executive director, later president Park Lane Hotel, Denver. Became executive director Lankershim Hotel, Los Angeles, 1950, then president. Became executive director Hotel Kansas Citian (formerly Commonwealth Hotel), Kansas City, 1952, later president.

      Executive director Capitol Hotel, Amarillo, Texas, 1947-1970, later president Active in various charity organizations including Shrine’s Crippled Children’s Home of Kansas City.

    Membership

    Served as sergeant 26th Division Army of the United States, Advertising Educational Foundation, World War I. Member National Hotel Men’s Association, Knights of Columbus Philharmonic Association, Knights of Columbus, Los Angeles, Denver Chamber’s of Commerce., American Legion, Veterans Foreign Wars. Mason (Shriner). Pioneer sponsor (1928) starting-gate since used in horse-racing.

    Connections

    • Married Kathryn Maier, June 9, 1945.
    • father: Michael Weinberg
    • mother: Fannie (Stern) Weinberg
    • spouse: Kathryn Maier
    See on larger map
    Born November 10, 1892
    Died February 28, 1970
    (aged 77)
    Nationality