Conrad Hilton Sr. Allison Jacobi

Industry:

hospitality

Innovative Idea:

a genuine concern for less fortunate people

Early Years/Biography

  • full name: Conrad Nicholson Hilton Sr.
  • born: December 25, 1887
  • born in: San Antonio, New Mexico Territory
  • learned entrepreneurial skills working at father's general store
  • attended Goss Military Academy and St. Michael's College
  • very Catholic throughout all his life
  • died: January 3, 1979
  • died in: Santa Monica, California

Business

Conrad became a banker later in life. He was going to buy a bank, but he bought a hotel instead. He named them the Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Other Info

received many honorary degrees:

  • University of Detroit (1953)
  • DePaul University (1954)
  • Barat College (1955)
  • Adelphi College (1957)
  • Sophia University
  • Tokyo (1963)
  • University of Albuquerque (1975).

Character Traits:

  • kind
  • strong
  • smart
  • faithful

Famous Quote:

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." - Conrad Hilton Sr.

Interesting Fact:

Conrad was elected to state legislature as a Republican for two terms.

Innovation Impact:

I want to be able to learn and grow in faith and my career and help others and be successful.

Works Cited:

  • "Conrad Hilton Facts." Conrad Hilton Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2016. <http://biography.yourdictionary.com/conrad-hilton>.
  • "Conrad Hilton." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2016. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Hilton>
  • "Conrad Hilton Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2016. <http://www.biography.com/people/conrad-hilton-9339383>.

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