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James Alfred Hoyt

merchant banker.

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


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


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


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.


  • 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.


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


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

James A. Hoyt

Rebecca Caroline (Webb) Hoyt

Clare Haynsworth Kinard

Claire Kinard (Mrs Hoyt