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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 09:16 AM Sep 2019

Barron Hilton, Hotel Magnate and Founding A.F.L. Owner, Dies at 91

Barron Hilton, who oversaw the vast expansion of his father’s hotel empire and took part in changing the pro sports landscape as an original club owner in the American Football League, died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. The last survivor of the A.F.L.’s founding ownership, he was 91.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, of which he was chairman emeritus, announced the death.

Mr. Hilton embarked on a business career at 19, when he acquired a citrus distribution company in the Los Angeles area. He had turned down an offer from his father, Conrad Hilton, for a $150-a-week job and a chance to work his way up in the chain he founded in 1919 when he bought his first hotel, in Cisco, Tex., capitalizing on an oil boom in the area.

Barron Hilton’s citrus business proved successful. But he joined Hilton Hotels in the early 1950s, became a vice president in 1954 and then rose to president and chief executive in 1966 and chairman in 1979, when his father died.


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Barron Hilton, Hotel Magnate and Founding A.F.L. Owner, Dies at 91 (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Allegedly Trump named his youngest son after Barron Hilton. no_hypocrisy Sep 2019 #1
Visited his private residence once in Palm Springs... cbdo2007 Sep 2019 #2


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2. Visited his private residence once in Palm Springs...
Sat Sep 21, 2019, 11:04 AM
Sep 2019

He wasn't there but we were doing some work for him. It was amazing, the amount of gold and art and high end stuff, like the rest of us can't imagine.

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