George C. Boldt Jr.

George Charles Boldt Jr.

George Boldt Jr., was born on February 4, 1879 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. His early years were spent in the usual manner, attending school in Lawrenceville New Jersey. When he turned 22 he enrolled in Cornell University at Ithaca N.Y. He studied for an Arts degree and received one in June, 1905.

Shortly after graduating, George Jr married Estelle Savin. Two daughters were born to them, Manuelita A. Boldt, on April 29, 1907 and Louise A. Boldt on June 11, 1910. George Jr worked closely with his father at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, but unlike his father, he lacked ambition.

After his father’s death in 1916, George Jr and his sister, Louise Clover, inherited their father’s vast empire, and managed it for years. Unfortunately, young George didn’t inherit his father’s drive or zeal for things. Eventually they sold off their interest in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Company. Shortly afterwards they sold off their interest in the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel as well as the Wellesley Farms that their father had built in the 1000 Islands to provide fresh food for his many hotels.

After 22 years of marriage, George and Estelle were divorced in October of 1927. George Jr was well-provided for by his father, so he retired early and traveled. He died on January 26, 1958. He was 78 years old

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