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John Daniel Hertz

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John Daniel Hertz, Austrian transportation executive. Decorated by Secretary of Defense for having organized and financed the establishment of the Fannie and John Hertz Engineering Fund to train mechanic and electrical engrs. member staff Undersec. of War Robert P. Patterson as advisory on wheeled vehicles, World World War II; Member California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (director).

Background

Hertz, John Daniel was born on April 10, 1879 in Ruttka, Austria (now Czechoslovakia). Son of Jacob and Katie (Schlessinger) Hertz.

Education

Educational public schools.

Career

Reporter Chicago Record. Founder Yellow Cab Company, Chicago, 1915, Chicago Motor Coach Company, 1922, Peoples Motorbus Company, St. Louis, 1923, also of the Hertz Drive-Ur-Self Corporation, 1924. Formed Omnibus Corporation of America by merger of Fifth Avenue Coach Company and Chicago Motor Coach Company, 1924.

Effected merger Yellow Cab Manufacturing Company and General Motors Truck Division. Partner Lehman Brothers, Investment Bankers, New York City. Director Paramount Pictures Corporation Advisory Secretary War board of transport reorganization World War I.

Member staff Undersec. of War Robert P. Patterson as advisory on wheeled vehicles, World World War II. Director Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation. Trustee Lovelace Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Membership

Member staff Undersec. of War Robert P. Patterson as advisory on wheeled vehicles, World World War II. Member California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (director). Clubs: Recess.

Connections

Married Frances Kesner, July 15, 1903. Children: Leona H. (Mistress J. M. Saks), John D., Helen (Mistress Paul L. Hexter).

father:
Jacob Hertz

mother:
Katie (Schlessinger) Hertz

spouse:
Frances Kesner

child:
Leona H. Hertz (Mistress J. M. Saks)

child:
John D. Hertz

child:
Helen Hertz (Mistress Paul L. Hexter)