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James Alfred Hoyt

merchant banker.

James Alfred Hoyt, American merchant banker. Member Chi Psi.; Mason.; Club: Cosmos (Columbia, South Carolina.).

Background

Hoyt, James Alfred was born on July 16, 1877 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of James A. and Rebecca Caroline (Webb) Hoyt.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Furman U., Greenville, South Carolina., 1897.

Career

Reporter, The Mountaineer, Greenville, 1897-1899. Reporter, editorial writer and news editor, The State, Columbia, 1899-1906. Columbia correspondent News and Couier, Charleston, 1906-1909.

Editor, public Daily Record, Columbia, 1909-1912. Clerk South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1909-1915.

Elected to South Carolina. House of Representatives, 2 terms, speaker of house both terms until resignation, 1917. Organizer, president Peoples National Bank, Columbia, 1912-1917.

Organizer, vice president Homestead Bank (Morris Plan), 1913-1917. Vice-president and general manager, later president Industrial Morris Plan Bank. Detroit, 1917-1921; vice president First and Old Detroit National Bank (later First National Bank), 1921-1923.

President Continental Bank, Detroit, 1924-1925. President Morris Plan Corporation of America, 1925-1928. Organizer, president Industrial Banking Corporation of America, New York City, 1928-1930.

In life insurance business, New York and elsewhere, 1931-1933. Assistant general manager, in charge finance and accounting department The Home Owners' Loan Corporation, 1933-1935. Assistant to director Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1935-1938.

Reporter decisions and librarian United States Court of Claims since 1938, Lieutenant colonel staff governor South Carolina., 1899.

Works

  • Contributor to newspapers and mags. Author of articles on political, economics and history topics, The Phoenix Riot. S. Carolina Jurists on the Federal Bench, Ignoring the Facts, etc.

Membership

Member Chi Psi.; Mason. Club: Cosmos (Columbia, South Carolina.).

Connections

Married Clare Haynsworth Kinard, March 8, 1904. Children: Claire Kinard (Mistress.

father:
James A. Hoyt

mother:
Rebecca Caroline (Webb) Hoyt

spouse:
Clare Haynsworth Kinard

child:
Claire Kinard (Mrs Hoyt