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James A. Hart

hotel executive

James A. Hart, American hotel executive. Decorated Knight Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. member of the board lay trustees DePaul University; Member Chicago Convention Bureau (director), Greater Chicago Hotel Association (director) Phi Gamma Lambda.

Background

Hart, James A. was born on June 12, 1900 in Ottumwa, Iowa, United States. Son of William Archibald and Elizabeth Jane Hart.

Education

Educated Drake U., 1918. Student Iowa Success Business Training School, 1919.

Career

General hotel training Harper Hotel, Rock Island, Illinois, 1919-1920. Successively with Jefferson Hotel, Peoria, Illinois, Quincy (Illinois) Hotel and Newcomp Hotel. Executive assistant manager, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, 1920-1926, later became president now v.

Chairman of the Board. Manager director, St. Clair and Eastgate Hotels, 1926-1932. Manager director Croyden Hotel, 1932.

Executive assistant manager Palmer House, 1933. Resident manager Ambassador Hotels, East and West, 1934-1945. General manager, 1945-1949, later president, now Chairman of the Board.

General manager The Pump Room. President The Buttery. Vice president Mexican Hotels, Ltd., 1945-1952.

Partner The Freehart Corporation, 1945-1952. President Sherman Products Company, 1951-1959.

Membership

Member of the board lay trustees DePaul University. Member Chicago Convention Bureau (director), Greater Chicago Hotel Association (director) Phi Gamma Lambda. Clubs: Executives, Forty, Tavern, Beau Nash, Edgewater Golf.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Augusta Doeckel, January 28, 1919.

father:
William Archibald

mother:
Elizabeth Jane Hart

spouse:
Elizabeth Augusta Doeckel