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Ernest Henderson, American corporation executive. Recipient award of National Conference Christians and Jews, 1959.


Henderson, Ernest was born on March 7, 1897 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Ernest Flagg and Berta (von Bunsen) Henderson.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1918. Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1920. Doctor of Laws, Boston College.

Arts D., Staley College.


Organizer Sheraton Corporation of America through consolidation predecessor companies. Chairman of the Board, director Sheraton Corporation American. President, director Sheraton, Ltd.

(Canada); officer, director numerous subsidiaries, including hotels and office buildings. Member corporation Cambridge Savings Bank. President, director Beacon Redevelopment Corporation.

Director Devonshire St. Foundation, Inc., American Mutual Liability Insurance Company, Thompson Industries, Inc. Chairman, Board Of Directors World Trade Center N.E., Inc. Trustee Investment Trust Boston, Boston Arts Festival.

Member Institute Contemporary Arts. Trustee, member corporation New England Baptist Hospital. Member corporation Massachusetts General Hospital.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The World of ‘Mr. Sheraton’.


Member corporation Cambridge Savings Bank. Member Institute Contemporary Arts. Member corporation Massachusetts General Hospital.

Member-at-large nat. board directors Junior Achievement. Member Auditorium Commission, City of Boston. Trustee Boston University, Northeastern University.

Member board regents Boston College. Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) Naval AS, 1917-1918. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (president, director, 1956-1957, honorary vice-president, director), Navy League United States (vice president), Bostonian Society, Newcomen Society of England, Society Preservation N.E. Antiquities, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Clubs: International, Commercial, St. Botolph, Beacon Society, Union (Boston).


Married Mary Gill Caldwell Stephens, June 18, 1923. Children: Ernest F. III, Victoria H. (Mistress.

Ernest Flagg Henderson

Berta (von Bunsen) Henderson

Mary Gill Caldwell Stephens

Ernest F. III Henderson

Victoria H. (Mrs Henderson