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John T. Doyle, American lawyer.


Doyle, John T. was born on November 26, 1819 in New York, New York, United States. Son of John and Frances (Glinden) Doyle.


Graduate Georgetown (District of Columbia) University, 1838, A.M., 1840. Doctor of Laws, 1889. Studied law in New York.

Admitted to bar, May 1842.


Abandoned his profession in New York, October 1851, and took charge as general agent of America Atlantic and Pacific Ship Canal Company’s enterprise of cutting ship canal across Nicaragua (company did not obtain the money and built no canal). Resigned general agency, removed to California and resumed professional practice. Retired, 1890. In 1876 recovered from Mexican Government $904,000 for interest on moneys held by that government for Catholic Church of California.

Claim was first case international arbitration brought before the Arbitration Tribunal at the Hague, through which in October 1902 he recovered $1,426,000 for subsequent interest and a decision that Mexico should hereafter pay the church $43,050 per annum in perpetuity. Home: Menlo Park, Calif.


Married Antonia Pons, May 1863.

John Doyle

Frances (Glinden) Doyle

Antonia Pons