Junius Myer Schine

Junius Myer Schine

Junius Myer Schine (February 20, 1890 – May 9, 1971) was a New York theater and hotel magnate. cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=J. M. Schine, Hotel Chain Founder, Dies |url= |quote=J. Myer Schine, 79, founder and chairman of Schine Enterprises, owners of the Los Angeles Ambassador and other hostelries throughout the nation, died Saturday at New York City Neurologi-... |publisher=Los Angeles Times |date=May 10, 1971 |accessdate=2008-03-16 ]

Biography

He was born on February 20, 1890 or February 28, 1890. In 1902, as an eleven year old he and his brother Louis Schine (1892-1977), age nine, joined their father in the United States. They emigrated from Latvia with their mother, Anne. cite web |url=http://www.schine.org.futuresite.register.com/ |title=Welcome to the J. Myer & Hildegarde Schine Memorial Website |accessdate=2008-03-15 |quote=In 1902, eleven year old Junius Myer Schine and his brother Louis, nine, joined their father in America, coming from their native Latvia with their mother, Anne. |publisher= ]

He married Hildegarde Feldman (1903-1994), and had a son, Gerard David Schine (1927-1996). In 1957, Junius named his son, Gerard, as head of Schine Enterprises, and in 1963, Junius resumed his position as head of the company. In 1965 the Schine holdings were bought by Lawrence A. Wien and Harry B. Helmsley. cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=A Towering Empire. |url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,834085,00.html |quote=The Schine holdings, worth an estimated $150 million, brought the value of Wien and Helmsley's coast-to-coast collection up close to $900 million, three times that of the spread controlled by William Zeckendorf at his apogee six years ago. |publisher=Time (magazine) |date=1965 |accessdate=2008-03-15 ] Junius died on May 9, 1971 in New York City cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=J. Myer Schine, 81, Hotel Magnate, Father of Figure in McCarthy Probe. |url= |quote=J. Myer Schine who started with a nickelodeon in Gloversville, New York and built a $150 million hotel, theater and broadcasting empire, died yesterday. |publisher=Washington Post|date=May 10, 1971 |accessdate=2008-03-16 ] [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=J. Myer Schine, 78, Hotel Man, Dead. Sale of His $150-Million Holdings Set Off Legal Row. |url=http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30A10F83D5D117B93C2A8178ED85F458785F9 |quote= |publisher=New York Times |date=May 10, 1971|accessdate=2008-03-16 ] [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=J. Myer Schine Dies. Headed Hotel Chain. |url= |quote=Funeral services will be held today for J. Myer Schine, who built a smalltown movie house into a $150 million hotel and land empire. |publisher=United Press International in Hartford Courant |date=May 10, 1971 |accessdate=2008-03-16 ]

Patent

* [http://www.wikipatents.com/gb/1002524.html GB1002524] from July 4, 1963

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