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John Webster Dayton

John Webster Dayton, American entrepreneur. Named Minnesota Restaurateur of Year, Adams Public, Minneapolis, 1989. President The Dallas Opera, 1987-1989; board directors The Hockaday School, Dallas, since 1988, The Dallas Zoological Society, since 1987. Member American Institute Wine and Food, Bent Tree Country Club.

Background

  • Dayton, John Webster was born on August 11, 1945 in Minneapolis. Son of Donald Chadwick and Lucy (Jackson) Dayton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1968. Juris Doctor, Texas Technology University, 1975.

    Career

    • Assistant director admissions University Minnesota, Morris, 1968-1972. Partner Thompson & Knight, Dallas, 1975-1982. Co-owner Routh Street Investments, since 1983, Routh Street Cafe & Baby Routh, Dallas, since 1983, Goodfellows & Tejas, Minneapolis, since 1983.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    President The Dallas Opera, 1987-1989. Board directors The Hockaday School, Dallas, since 1988, The Dallas Zoological Society, since 1987. Member American Institute Wine and Food, Bent Tree Country Club.

    Connections

    • Married Arlene Johnson, June 28, 1969. Children: Chadwick, Whitney.
    • father: Donald Chadwick Dayton
    • mother: Lucy (Jackson) Dayton
    • spouse: Arlene Johnson
    • children: Chadwick Dayton
    • Whitney Dayton
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    Born August 11, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      University Minnesota
    • 1975
      Texas Technology University
    • 1968 - 1972
      Assistant, director admissions University Minnesota
      Morris, Illinois, United States
    • 1975 - 1982
      partner, Thompson & Knight
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1983
      co-owner Routh Street Investments
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1983
      co-owner Routh Street Investments

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