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St. Louis, Missouri
|Known for||Adolphus Hotel, Dallas|
Schubert was born in St. Louis, Missouri and entered Smith Academy to become a civil engineer. Schubert left the academy to join the Adolphus Busch brewery for a time, and spent four years in the automotive and oil jobbing businesses. He again joined the Busch company in the sales department, working out of their Dallas office from 1919 to 1922, when he was named assistant manager of the Adolphus Hotel. He worked in every department of the hotel and became manager pro tem in September, 1928. On Christmas Day, 1928 Schubert was appointed permanent manager.
Schubert served as manager until retirement, except for a brief stint in 1937 when he worked in an executive post with the New Yorker Hotel in New York City. He returned to his Adolphus Hotel duties at the close of 1937.
He was elected in February 1946 to the board of directors of the Dallas Hotel Company, owners of the Adolphus. That same year, he retired due to ill health. He served as director of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce and was a member of several other civic organizations. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Church on Oak Lawn, where his funeral services were held.
After living in the Adolphus Hotel for many years with his wife, Ethel Cotter Schubert, and their two daughters, Claire and Anne, they took a residence at 3734 Inwood in Dallas when the girls attended Hockaday School.
Ethel Cotter's family is best known for Cotter & Company, now the True Value hardware stores. Ethel preceded him in death in 1952.
- The Dallas Morning News October 19, 1954. Section 3, Page 1+12
- The Dallas Times Herald July 8, 1952. Section 1, Page 2
- The Book of St. Louisans by Albert Nelson Marquis