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J. Edwin Gay was American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1951.


Gay, J. Edwin was born on November 19, 1909 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Son of Gracey David and Callie (Beard) Gay.


Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstrn, University Florida, 1931. Juris Doctor, University Florida, 1951.


Manager Credit Association Northern Florida, 1931-1933. Assistant to president American Investment & Mortgage Company, 1935-1941. Plant superintendent, district salesman Sun Oil Corporation, 1933-1935.

Division manager N. Florida division Canada Dry Bottling Company Florida, 1946-1948. With firm Bedell & Bedell, Jacksonville, 1951, 52. Assistant United States district attorney Southern District Florida (Jacksonville division), 1952-1953.

Administrative assistant to Governor LeRoy Collins, 1955-1956. Partner firm Rogers, Towers, Bailey, Jones & Gay, Jacksonville, 1962-1979. Lecturer University Florida, 1951-1979.


  • Bar: Florida 1951.


Member Florida Racing Commission, 1957-1958, 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission State Florida Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1946. Rear admiral Reserve retired. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.

Member Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association (president 1967), Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Phi (past president) Clubs: Steppers (Jacksonville) (past president), Bachelors (Jacksonville) (past president), Friars (Jacksonville) (past president), Florida Yacht (Jacksonville) (past commodore).


Married Dorothy Dyrenforth, April 25, 1946. 1 son, Rhodes.

Gracey David Gay

Callie (Beard) Gay

Dorothy Dyrenforth