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Ernest Lessing Byfield

hotel executive.

Ernest Lessing Byfield, American hotel executive.

Background

Byfield, Ernest Lessing was born on November 3, 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Joseph and Fannie (Grossman) Byfield.

Education

Educated Armour Institute, Cornell Univercity.

Career

Secretary, treasurer Hotel Sherman Company, president, from 1927. Secretary, treasurer Independent Pure Ice Company, 1910. President College Inn Food Products Company, from 1927.

Chairman of the Board Fulton Market Cold Storage Company, from 1927. President Ahbell Battery Container Corporation. Popularized tomato juice as beverage.

Developed Pump Room in Ambassador East Hotel and College Inn in Sherman Hotel as noted gathering places.

Connections

Married Kathryn Prest, November 1, 1929.

father:
Joseph Byfield

mother:
Fannie (Grossman) Byfield

spouse:
Kathryn Prest