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Banker , Lawyer

Guy Warren Botts, American banker, lawyer. Bar: Florida 1937. Recipient Gold Key award United States Junior Chamber of C., 1946; Ted Arnold award Jacksonville Junior Chamber of C., 1963, 78.


Botts, Guy Warren was born on July 12, 1914 in Milton, Florida, United States. Son of Alonzo O'Hara and Margaret (L) Botts.


Juris Doctor, University Florida, 1937. Bachelor of Laws (honorary), Jacksonville University, 1967.


Member firm Fleming, Hamilton, Diver & Jones, Jacksonville, 1937-1939, 40-42. With law department Florida branch Prudential Insurance Company American, Lakeland, Florida, 1939-1940. Member firm Fleming, Scott & Botts, and predecessor, 1942-1955, senior partner, 1955-1957, Botts, Mahoney, Chambers & Adams (and predecessor), Jacksonville, 1957-1963.

General counsel, director Barnett National Bank of Jacksonville, 1955-1963, president, chief executive officer, director, 1963-1970, vice chairman, 1970-1973, chairman, 1973-1982. President, Chief Executive Officer The Charter Company, 1960-1963. Chairman, board directors Charter Mortgage & Investment Company, 1960-1963.

President Barnett Banks, Inc. (formerly Barnett National Securities Corporation), 1963-1972, chairman board, 1973-1984. Chairman board National Bankamericard, Inc.

(now VISA), 1973-1975. Partner Culverhouse & Botts, and predecessors, 1983-1993.


  • Bar: Florida 1937.


  • Other Work

    • Compiled: British Statutes in Force in Florida, 1943. Editor: Banks and banking statutes section Florida Law Practice.


Past member Florida Development Commission. Commissioner Uniform State Laws Florida, 1955-1959. Chairman board trustees Jacksonville University.

Director, past president Duval County Legal Aid Association. Chairman board directors Bok Tower Gardens Foundation, Inc. Member American College Probate Counsel (past regent), Junior Chamber of C. (past president), United States Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce (past president), American Bar Association, Jacksonville Bar Association (past president), Florida Bar (governor), American Bankers Association (governing council), Florida Bankers Association, Association Bank Holding Companies (past president), Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Alpha Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Tau Delta.

Clubs: River, Florida Yacht, Ponte Vedra, Timuquana Country (Jacksonville). Quail Hollow Country (Charlotte, North Carolina). Linville Golf, Grandfather Country (Linville, North Carolina).

Lodges: Rotary.


Married Edith M. Huddleston, November 4, 1939 (deceased April 1978). Children: Edith, William. Married Suzanne L. Crist, September 12, 1987.

Alonzo O'Hara Botts

Margaret (L) Botts

Edith M. Huddleston

Suzanne L. Crist

Edith Botts

William Botts