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Hotel executive , Investor

Frank George Wangeman, American hotel executive, investor.


Wangeman, Frank George was born on April 20, 1912 in Frankfurt, West Germany. Arrived in the United States, 1934, naturalized, 1940. Son of Franz and Anna (Gruenig) Wangeman.


Bachelier es Lettres, Sorbonne University, Paris. Postgraduate, Zaragoza University, Spain. Graduate, Advanced Management Program Harvard University.

Doctor of Science in Business Administration, Bryant College, 1968.


With hotels in Europe. Assistant manager Waldorf-Astoria, New York City, 1934—1943, executive vice president, vice chairman board directors, general manager, from 1961. Manager Plaza Hotel, 1943—1945.

General manager Town House, Los Angeles, 1945—1947, Plaza Hotel, New York City, 1947—1949. Executive Hilton Corporation, from 1945, member operating committee, from 1945, senior vice president charge Eastern division, director corporation, from 1962. Vice president, general manager Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1949—1951.

Vice president, director, general manager Roosevelt Hotel Corporation, 1951—1953. General manager Hotel New Yorker, New York City, 1954—1956. Senior vice president, honorary director Hilton Hotels Corporation, Beverly Hills, 1956—1961.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chairman advisory board Radio New York Worldwide. Member executive committee Better Business Bureau Metropolitan New York, New York Convention and Visitors Bureau. Honorary trustee Bryant College.

Member national advisory council of executive committee Hampshire College. Member committee L'Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland. Member Pilgrims United States, New York City Hotel Association (past director), Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (officer Commander), La Chaine des Totisseurs, Culinary Institute American, Metropolitan Club, Marco Polo Club (honorary, governor, New York City), Quaker Hill Country Club (Pawling, New York ), Bohemian Club (San Francisco).


Married Marie Moyle, May 31, 1936. Children: Alberta A. Lamson, Henry M., Marie Sheppard, Conrad.

Franz Wangeman

Anna (Gruenig) Wangeman

Marie Moyle

Alberta A. Lamson Wangeman

Henry M. Wangeman

Marie Sheppard Wangeman

Conrad Wangeman