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Daniel J. O’Brien

hotel executive.

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