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Benjamin Franklin Weinberg

hotel executive

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