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John Philo Hoyt

John Philo Hoyt, American ex-governor. member Michigan Ho.


  • Hoyt, John Philo was born on October 6, 1841 in Austinburg, Ohio, United States. Son of David and Susanah (Fancher) Hoyt.

  • Education

    • Educated district school and Grand River Institute, Austinburg. Served in Union Army, 1862-1866. Graduate Ohio State and Union Law College, Cleveland, 1867.


    • Admitted to bar, 1867. Practiced in Tuscola Company, Michigan, 1867-1876. Prosecuting attorney, 1868-1872.

      Member Michigan House of Representatives, 1873-1876 (speaker 1875). Secretary of Arizona Ty., 1876, governor, 1877. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Washington Ty., 1879-1887.

      President Washington Constitutional Convention, 1889. Justice Supreme Court of the Washington State, 1889-1897. Referee in bankruptcy, 1898-1914.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Michigan Ho.


    • Married Lettie J. Lewis, of Adams, New York, December 27, 1869.
    • father: David Hoyt
    • mother: Susanah (Fancher) Hoyt
    • spouse: Lettie J. Lewis
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    Born October 6, 1841