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Brooks Pettingill Hoyt

Brooks Pettingill Hoyt, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1955, United States District Court (southern and middle district) Florida 1956, 64, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits) 1964, 92.

Background

  • Hoyt, Brooks Pettingill was born on October 31, 1929 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Robert Denny and Mary Elizabeth (Macfarlane) Hoyt.

  • Education

    • AB with honors, University Florida, 1952. Bachelor of Laws with high honors, University Florida, 1954. Master of Laws, Columbia University, 1962.

    Career

    • Associate Macfarlane, Ferguson, Allison & Kelly, Tampa, 1954-1957, 62-63, partner, 1964-1976. Assistant professor law University Florida, Gainesville, 1957-1962. Partner Stichter, Stagg, Hoyt, Riedel & Fogarty, Tampa, 1977-1979, Holland & Knight, Tampa, 1980-1992, Hoyt, Colgan & Andreu, P.A., Tampa, 1992-1997.

      Of counsel Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, from 1998. Member Judicial Nominating Commission 2d District Court Appeals, 1987-1991, vice chairman, 1989-1990, chairman, 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1955, United States District Court (southern and middle district) Florida 1956, 64, United States Court Appeals (5th and 11th circuits) 1964, 92.

    Politics

    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The demands of modern life may leave someone stressed and overloaded, or isolated and feeling useless. Be persistent, and success will be definitely achieved.

    Membership

    Board directors Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, 1979-1981. Served as corporal United States Air Force, 1948. Member Maritime Law Association American, Florida Bar, Tampa and Hillsborough County Bar Association, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, Tampa Yacht and Country Club, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, reading, swimming.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Amelia Young, June 13, 1953. Children: Kathryn Ann Hoyt Hindman, Nancy Hoyt O'Connell.
    • father: Robert Denny Hoyt
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Macfarlane) Hoyt
    • spouse: Patricia Amelia Young
    • children: Kathryn Ann Hoyt Hindman Hoyt
    • Nancy Hoyt O'Connell Hoyt
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    Born October 31, 1929
    Died March 20, 2004
    (aged 74)
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