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James Alfred Hoyt

James Alfred Hoyt, American merchant banker. Member Chi Psi.; Mason.; Club: Cosmos (Columbia, South Carolina.).


  • Hoyt, James Alfred was born on July 16, 1877 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of James A. and Rebecca Caroline (Webb) Hoyt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Furman U., Greenville, South Carolina., 1897.


    • Reporter, The Mountaineer, Greenville, 1897-1899. Reporter, editorial writer and news editor, The State, Columbia, 1899-1906. Columbia correspondent News and Couier, Charleston, 1906-1909.

      Editor, public Daily Record, Columbia, 1909-1912. Clerk South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1909-1915.

      Elected to South Carolina. House of Representatives, 2 terms, speaker of house both terms until resignation, 1917. Organizer, president Peoples National Bank, Columbia, 1912-1917.

      Organizer, vice president Homestead Bank (Morris Plan), 1913-1917. Vice-president and general manager, later president Industrial Morris Plan Bank. Detroit, 1917-1921; vice president First and Old Detroit National Bank (later First National Bank), 1921-1923.

      President Continental Bank, Detroit, 1924-1925. President Morris Plan Corporation of America, 1925-1928. Organizer, president Industrial Banking Corporation of America, New York City, 1928-1930.

      In life insurance business, New York and elsewhere, 1931-1933. Assistant general manager, in charge finance and accounting department The Home Owners' Loan Corporation, 1933-1935. Assistant to director Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1935-1938.

      Reporter decisions and librarian United States Court of Claims since 1938, Lieutenant colonel staff governor South Carolina., 1899.


    • Contributor to newspapers and mags. Author of articles on political, economics and history topics, The Phoenix Riot. S. Carolina Jurists on the Federal Bench, Ignoring the Facts, etc.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Chi Psi.; Mason. Club: Cosmos (Columbia, South Carolina.).


    • Married Clare Haynsworth Kinard, March 8, 1904. Children: Claire Kinard (Mistress.
    • father: James A. Hoyt
    • mother: Rebecca Caroline (Webb) Hoyt
    • spouse: Clare Haynsworth Kinard
    • child: Claire Kinard (Mrs Hoyt
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    Died April, 1959
    (aged 81)