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Conrad Hilton

Politician
Male
Born Dec 25, 1887
Hometown United States of ...
Died Jan 3, 1979
Death Place United States of ...
Religion Roman Catholicism
Other Names Conrad Nicholson ...

Conrad Nicholson Hilton was an American businessman and investor. He is well known for being the founder of the Hilton Hotels chain.

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CHILDHOOD

1887 Birth Born on December 25, 1887.

THIRTIES

1919 31 Years Old It was with the intention of buying a bank that he arrived in Texas at the height of the oil boom. He bought his first hotel instead, the 40-room Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas, in 1919, when a bank purchase fell through. … Read More
1925 37 Years Old 1 More Event
He went on to buy and build hotels throughout Texas, including the high rise Dallas Hilton, opened in 1925; the Abilene Hilton in 1927; Waco Hilton in 1928; and El Paso Hilton in 1930.

FIFTIES

1939 51 Years Old He built his first hotel outside of Texas in 1939 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, today known as the Hotel Andaluz. … Read More
1946 58 Years Old He formed the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1946, and Hilton International Company in 1948. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1957 69 Years Old Hilton's autobiography, Be My Guest, was published in 1957 by Prentice Hall.
1966 78 Years Old In 1966, Hilton was succeeded as president by his son Barron and was elected chairman of the board.
1976 88 Years Old In 1976, Hilton married Mary Frances Kelly.
1979 91 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1979, Hilton died of natural causes at the age of 91. … Read More
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