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John Arthur Hoyt

John Arthur Hoyt, American cultural organization administrator, minister.

Background

  • Hoyt, John Arthur was born on March 30, 1932 in Marietta, Ohio, United States. Son of Claremont Earl and Margaret Adeline (Hawkins) Hoyt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Rio Grande College, 1954. Doctor of Divinity, Rio Grande College, 1968. Master of Divinity, Colgate Rochester Division School, 1958.

      Dr honoris causa, University Bucharest, Romania, 1995. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida, 1998. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University St. Petersburg, Russia, 1997.

    Career

    • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1957. Pastor Allen Park (Michigan) Baptist Church, 1958-1960, First Presbyterian Church, Leroy, New York, 1960-1964. Senior minister Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, Ferndale, Michigan, 1964-1968, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1968-1970.

      President Humane Society United States, Washington, 1970-1991, chief executive, 1992-1997. President emeritus, since 1997. President Humane Society International, Washington, 1991—1997.

      President, director Humane Society of Canada, Toronto, 1994-1998. Vice chairman board directors EarthKind International, Washington, London, 1991-1998. President Earthkind, United States, Washington, 1994-1997.

    Works

    • Author: Animals in Peril: How "Sustainable Use" is Wiping Out the World's Wildlife, 1994.

    Membership

    President National Association Humane and Environmental Education, East Haddam, Connecticut, 1970-1994, chairman board directors 1973-1995. Trustee Rio Grande (Ohio) College, 1979-1986, Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, 1986-1988. Board directors The American Fondouk, Boston, 1986-1997, Earth Day 1990, 1989-1990, Global Tomorrow Coalition, 1989-1994.

    President World Society for Protection of Animals, London, 1986-1990, vice president, 1990-1998. Director Center Respect Life and Environment, Washington, 1986-1997. Director International Center Earth Concerns, California, since 1994.

    Member Earth Charter Commission. Vice president International Development Conference, Washington, 1997-1999, 01-03. Director Bear Castle Property Owners Association, Bumpbass, Virginia, 2001-2007.

    Honorary vice president Institute for Animals and Society, Baltimore, 2004-2005.

    Connections

    • Married Gertrude Ellen Mohnkern, June 7, 1957. Children: Margaret Rose, Karen Elizabeth, Anne Christine, Julie Kay.
    • father: Claremont Earl Hoyt
    • mother: Margaret Adeline (Hawkins) Hoyt
    • spouse: Gertrude Ellen Mohnkern
    • children: Margaret Rose Hoyt
    • Karen Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Anne Christine Hoyt
    • Julie Kay Hoyt
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    Born March 30, 1932
    Nationality
    • 1954
      Rio Grande College
    • 1968
      Rio Grande College
    • 1958
      Colgate Rochester Division School
    • 1995
      University Bucharest
    • 1998
      St. Thomas University
    • 1997
      University St. Petersburg
    • 1957
      Ordained to ministry Baptist Church
    • 1958 - 1960
      pastor Allen Park (Michigan) Baptist Church
    • 1960 - 1964
      pastor Allen Park (Michigan) Baptist Church
      Leroy, Michigan, United States
    • 1964 - 1968
      senior, minister Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church
      Ferndale, Gauteng, South Africa
    • 1968 - 1970
      senior, minister Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church
      Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
    • 1970 - 1991
      president, Humane Society United States
      Washington, United States
    • 1991 - 1997
      president, Humane Society International
      Washington, United States
    • 1991 - 1998
      vice chairman, board directors EarthKind International
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1994 - 1997
      president, Earthkind
      Washington, United States
    • 1994 - 1998
      president, Humane Society of Canada
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1994 - 1998
      director, Humane Society of Canada
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1997
      president, emeritus
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