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Encyclopedia > Conrad Hilton
Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr.
Born December 25, 1887(1887-12-25)
Flag of the United States Flag of New Mexico Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
Died January 03, 1979 (aged 91)
Flag of the United States Flag of California Santa Monica, California, USA
Occupation Hotelier
Spouse Mary Adelaide Barron (1925 - 1934),
Zsa Zsa Gabor (1942 - 1946)
Mary Frances Kelly (1976 - 1979)
Children Conrad Nicholson "Nicky" Hilton, Jr. (deceased)
William Barron Hilton
Eric Michael Hilton
Constance Francesca Hilton

Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr. (December 25, 1887January 3, 1979) was an American hotelier and founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. He was also the great grandfather of Paris Hilton. December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Mexico. ... Socorro County is a county located in the state of New Mexico, United States. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Hotelier is a South Korean drama broadcast by MBC in 2001. ... Zsa Zsa Gábor (born Sári Gábor on February 6, 1917)) is a Hungarian-American actress and socialite. ... Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr. ... William Barron Hilton I (born October 23, 1927) is an American heir and co-chairman of the Hilton Hotel chain and paternal grandfather of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. ... Francesca Hilton (born March 1947) is an American actress and socialite. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Hilton Hotel chain is owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation and is based in Beverly Hills, California. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ...

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Biography

Conrad Nicholson Hilton was born in Socorro County, New Mexico, to Augustus Halvorson “Gus” Hilton (August 21, 1854January 19, 1919), a Norwegian-German; and Mary Genevieve Laufersweiler (December 3, 1861August 26, 1947), a German-American. Socorro County is a county located in the state of New Mexico, United States. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... German Americans (German Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of ethnic German ancestry and currently form the largest ancestry group in the United States. ...


Conrad's father Gus was the son of Halvor Nilsen Hilton and Karoline Hansdatter “Kari” Holum. Gus was born on the Hilton family farm near Kløfta in Ullensaker, Norway, the only place in Europe, besides Germany, where the Hilton family still have relatives living. Gus emigrated to the United States in 1870. Conrad's mother was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of a German-born merchant, Conrad Laufersweiler and his wife Caroline Wasem. Conrad's parents were married on February 12, 1885 in Fort Dodge. Conrad's siblings were: Kløfta is a place in Ullensaker, Norway. ... Ullensaker is a municipalityin the county of Akershus, Norway. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Motto: The city with bright days ahead. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

  • Felice A. Hilton (December 6, 1885–February 12, 1968)
  • Eva C. Hilton (December 29, 1889–1979)
  • Carl H. Hilton (January 1892–1957)
  • Julia Hilton (1895–1897)
  • Rosemary J. Hilton (June 20, 1898–November 27, 1995)
  • August H. "Boy" Hilton (1901–1929)
  • Helen A. Hilton (January 30, 1906–February 22, 2003)

Conrad was educated at the New Mexico Military Institute, at St. Michael's College (now the College of Santa Fe), and at the New Mexico School of Mines (now New Mexico Tech). In his early twenties, he was a representative in the first legislature of the newly-formed State of New Mexico. New Mexico Military Institute is located in Roswell, New Mexico. ... College of Santa Fe is a small liberal arts college in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Also called New Mexico Tech), is a research university located in Socorro, New Mexico. ... The New Mexico Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of New Mexico. ...


Shortly after the United States entered World War I in 1917, Conrad Hilton enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Officers' Training Command, Presidio of San Francisco. Second Lieutenant Hilton arrived in France, February 14, 1918. His unit the 304th Labor Battalion, saw limited combat. February 11, 1919, Conrad Hilton was discharged at Camp Dix, New Jersey (now Fort Dix). While Conrad was in the army, his father Gus was killed in a car accident. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Map of Fort Dix in Burlington County Fort Dix is a United States Army installation located in parts of New Hanover Township, Pemberton Township, and Springfield Township, in Burlington County, New Jersey. ...


Conrad Hilton built a store in Socorro County, New Mexico, but he later moved to Texas. He entered the hotel business by buying the Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas, in 1919. The first high rise hotel he built was the El Paso Hilton (now the Plaza Hotel (El Paso)), which opened on November 20, 1930. He formed the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1946. The company expanded into credit cards, car rentals, and other travel services. Socorro County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Cisco is a city located in Eastland County, Texas. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Plaza Hotel The Plaza Hotel, formerly the Hilton Hotel, is a landmark skyscraper located at 106 Mills Avenue in El Paso, Texas. ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hilton Hotels Corporation headquarters in Beverly Hills Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT) is one of the leading global hospitality companies. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the Great Depression Hilton was nearly forced into bankruptcy and lost several of his hotels. He was retained as a manager and eventually bought them back. The Great Depression was a dramatic, worldwide economic downturn beginning in some countries as early as 1928. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ...


Hilton had three wives, Mary Adelaide Barron (married 1925, divorced 1934), actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (married 1942, divorced 1946) and Mary Frances Kelly (married 1976 through his death in 1979). Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zsa Zsa Gábor (born Sári Gábor on February 6, 1917)) is a Hungarian-American actress and socialite. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


He and Barron had three sons:

He and Zsa Zsa Gabor had one daughter, Constance Francesca Hilton (born in 1947), who is the only child born to any of the famous Gabor sisters. Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... William Barron Hilton I (born October 23, 1927) is an American heir and co-chairman of the Hilton Hotel chain and paternal grandfather of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francesca Hilton (born March 1947) is an American actress and socialite. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gabor sisters are three famous Hungarian actresses: Magda (1914? - 1997) Zsa Zsa (1917? - ) Eva (1918? - 1995) Their claim to fame, perhaps beyond their acting careers, is that of serial matrimony: they having been married six, eight, and five times, respectively. ...


Conrad Hilton died on January 3, 1979, in Santa Monica, California, at age 91 from natural causes. He is interred at Calvary Hill Cemetery, in Dallas, Texas. is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...


His estate founded the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He left US$250,000 to each of his surviving siblings and US$10,000 to each of his nieces and nephews. Most of his assets were willed to the Roman Catholic Church and charities. However, Conrad's son, Barron, contested the will and won in 1988. The net worth of Barron and his descendants then jumped to over US$335 million. The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the largest humanitarian award in the world. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Conrad Hilton's autobiography, Be My Guest, was published in 1957 by Prentice Hall. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Pearson can mean Pearson PLC the media conglomerate. ...


He is the great-grandfather of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. There are currently two members of the Hilton family named Conrad. One is Paris' younger brother, Conrad Hughes Hilton. The other is Conrad Nicholson Hilton III, son of Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr. Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr. ...


The Loyola Marymount Business School is named after Mr. Hilton, as is The University of Houston's college of hotel and restaurant management.


Quotations

"Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."


"Please keep the shower curtain inside the tub."said on his deathbed.


Trivia

Gideons International is an evangelical Christian organisation dedicated to distributing copies of the Bible (specifically, the King James Version as well as the New King James Version) to those who might not otherwise encounter it (such as in hotel rooms). ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...

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Hilton Foundation announced a grant of $1 million to CARE for its work supporting orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in Zambia.
Hilton said that CARE has developed an innovative program in Zambia to address the special needs of children aged 2-6 along with their caregivers.
Based in Los Angeles, the Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by the late hotel entrepreneur and business leader, Conrad N. Hilton, who left his fortune to the foundation with instructions to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable throughout the world without regard to religion, ethnicity or geography.
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Conrad Nicholson Hilton (December 25, 1887 - January 3, 1979) noted hotelier, was born in San Antonio, New Mexico[?], and died in Santa Monica, California.
His eldest son Conrad Hilton Jr., married Elizabeth Taylor and Patricia McClintock.
Hilton bought his first hotel in Cisco, Texas, and acquired others to form the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1946.
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