Hotchener, Henry was born on October 13, 1881 in Watkins, New York, United States. Son of Saul and Hedwig (Zeigler) Hotchener.
Preparatory education Harlem Evening High School, New York City. Student College City of New York, 1895-1897.
Secretary to Daniel Guggenheim, president American Smelting & Refining Company, 1901-1904. National lecturer throughout United States for Theosophical Society, 1905-1908. In real estate and building business, New York, 1909-1911.
Traveled in Europe, Egypt and Asia, 1912 and 1913. Manager American Theosophical Book Concern, 1913-1914. Now director Krotona Institute of Theosophy.