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Lawyer , Savings and loan association executive

Earl Reese Hoover, American savings and loan association executive, lawyer. Named to Father of Hall of Fame, Otterbein College, 1968; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award, Alumni Association Otterbein College, 1970, Outstanding Service award, Boy Scouts America, Southwest District, 1972.


Hoover, Earl Reese was born on November 19, 1904 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of John Jacob and Flora Maude (Brosier) Hoover.


AB, Otterbein College, 1926. Doctor of Laws, Otterbein College, 1955. Doctor of Laws, Salem College, 1961.

Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1929.


Assistant attorney general State Ohio, Columbus, 1930—1932. Associate Mooney, Hahn, Loeser, Keough & Beam, Cleveland, 1933—1946. Private practice, 1946—1950.

Law director Town Aurora, 1949—1950. Instructor business Cleveland State University, 1950—1951. Judge Common Pleas Court Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, 1951—1969.

Senior vice president Shaker Savings Association, Shaker Heights, 1969—1980, member advisory board directors, 1977—1980. Senior vice president Ohio Savings Association, since 1980. Guest speaker Numerous Clubs & Associations.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Cradle of Greatness: National and World Achievements of Ohio's Western Reserve, 1977.


Trustee, member executive committee Nationalities Services Center, 1953—1956. Representative National Council, 1957. Trustee Cleveland Masonic Library.

Association, 1973—1983, Otterbein College, 1935—1960, chairman alumni relations and publicity committee board trustees, 1945—1960. Chairman food industry committee Cleveland Health Council, 1942—1946. Board directors Cleveland Law Library., 1942—1954, Neighborhood Settlement Association, 1951—1958, Citizens Bureau, 1945—1953, Cleveland Church Federation, 1955—1958, Western Reserve History Society, since 1968, Shaker History Society, 1969—1981, vice president, 1970—1971, Ripon Club, 1949.

Board directors Cleveland Roundtable National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1946—1952, member executive committee, treasurer, 1950—1952. Member men's committee Cleveland Playhouse, 1950—1957. Chairman Council's Court Honor, 1949—1955, Newton D. Baker District, 1956—1959.

Chairman public relations committee Anti-Tv League Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, 1963—1965. Member Cleveland Landmarks Commission, 1974—1982. Executive board directors Greater Cleveland Council Boy Scouts America, 1956—1959, Greater Cleveland Bicentennial Commission, 1975—1976.

Member executive Cleveland Civil War Round Table, 1969—1970. Board directors Religious Heritage America, 1958—1959. Member of Otterbein College Alumni Association (national president), Harvard Law School Alumni Association, Harvard Alumni Association Cleveland, Early Settlers Association Western Reserve (president 1971-1972, board directors since 1967, member committee establishing Hall of Fame 1971), Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association (chairman committees), Cleveland Bar Association (representative council delegations 1937-1938, chairman committees), Bar Association Greater Cleveland, Republic Club (board directors 1940-1941, 1944-1948, president 1947), Hundred Club, Cleveland Advertising Club, Cleveland Shrine Luncheon Club, City Club (vice president 1948, board directors 1946-1948), Jesters Lodge, Shriners Lodge, Masons Lodge, Kiwanis Cleveland Lodge (board directors foundation 1963-1966, vice president 1965-1966), Rotary Lodge (chairman projects, emcee civic luncheons).


Married Alice Lorene Propst, December 18, 1931. 1 child Richard Wilson.

John Jacob Hoover

Flora Maude (Brosier) Hoover

Alice Lorene Propst

Richard Wilson Hoover