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Stephen Wheeler Royce

hotel executive , lawyer.

Stephen Wheeler Royce, American hotel executive, lawyer. Served as First lieutenant A.C., United States Army, 1917-1918.; Member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi.


Royce, Stephen Wheeler was born on November 18, 1892 in Liberty, New York, United States. Son of S.A. and Louise (Clements) Royce.


Bachelor of Philosophy, Hamilton College, 1914, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1958. Bachelor of Laws, New York Law School, 1917.


Admitted to New York bar, 1917, California bar, 1920. Manager Hotel Vista del Arroyo, Pasadena, California, 1921-1924. Managing director Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, 1924-1955, Coronado (California) Hotel, 1934-1948, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, 1939-1945, Royal Hawaiian, Moana, Surf Rider hotels, Honolulu, 1948-1955.

President Huntington Hotel Company, 1928-1977. Manager, owner The Inn, Rancho Santa Fe, California, 1955-1977. Vice president hotels div.

Matson Navigation Company, 1948-1954, hotel consultant hotels div., 1954-1977. President Pasadena-Sheraton Corporation. Director Lloyds Bank California, Pasadena.

Chairman Citizens Committee Air Pollution Los Angeles County. Chairman emergency action committee Air Pollution Control District. Member California Olympic Commission.

Trustee Hamilton College. Board directors Stanford Research Institute, Pasadena Tournament Roses Association.


Served as First lieutenant A.C., United States Army, 1917-1918. Member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Dorothy Linnard, August 8, 1918. Children: Stephen W., Dorothy Royce Stimpson, Daniel Linnard.

S.A. Royce

Louise (Clements) Royce

Dorothy Linnard

Stephen W. Royce

Dorothy Royce Stimpson Royce

Daniel Linnard Royce