Conrad Hilton

Born Dec 25, 1887

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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1887 Birth Born on December 25, 1887.


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 highrise Dallas Hilton, opened in 1925; the Abilene Hilton in 1927; Waco Hilton in 1928; and El Paso Hilton in 1930.


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


1958 70 Years Old Hilton's autobiography, Be My Guest, was published in 1958 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
On January 3, 1979, Hilton died of natural causes at the age of 91. … Read More
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