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Sam Koplar

hotel executive.

Sam Koplar, American hotel executive. Awarded Certificate of Merit by St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, 1932. Club: Westwood Country. Collector Chinese art objects.

Background

Koplar, Sam was born on July 4, 1888 in St. Louis. Son of Berl and Rose (Schwartz) Koplar.

Education

Student Smith Academy (then affiliated with Washingtn U.), 1904.

Career

Builder theatres apartment buildings and hotels since 1923. Chairman of the Board and president Park Plaza Hotel (builder 1930-1931), St. Louis, since 1945. Became president and dir Chase Hotel, 1935, Embassy Investment corporation since 1947.

Treasurer and director Forest Park Hotel. Director Sanjanet Apartment Hotel Company. Vice president, director KPLR-television, St. Louis, since 1959.

Membership

Club: Westwood Country. Collector Chinese art objects.

Connections

Married Jeannette Grollnek, October 20, 1909. Children: Lillian (Mistress.

father:
Berl Koplar

mother:
Rose (Schwartz) Koplar

spouse:
Jeannette Grollnek

child:
Lillian (Mrs Koplar