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Banker , Lawyer

Martin John Roess, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1932, District of Columbia 1938, United States Supreme Court 1935.

Background

Roess, Martin John was born on December 18, 1907 in Ocala, Florida, United States. Son of Martin John and Mary (Anderson) Roess.

Education

Cornell University (Bachelor of Arts). Cornell University (Bachelor of Laws).

Career

Bar: Florida 1932, District of Columbia 1938, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1935. Association Rogers & Towers, Jacksonville, Florida, 1931-1934. Chief counsel Large Scale Housing division Federal Housing Administration, Washington, 1934-1937, district director, Jacksonville, 1947-1948.

Associate general counsel International Paper & Power Company. New York City, 1937-1938. Practice, St. Petersburg, Florida, since 1938.

General counsel A. Lloyd Goode Contracting Company, Washington, 1938-1943. President, general counsel Builders Mortgage Corporation, St. Petersburg, 1948-1951. Associate attorney Holland & Runyon, St. Petersburg,1948-1951.

Acting director Shelter division Federal Civil Defense Authority, Washington, 1951-1952. Owner, operator Martin Roess Company, Jacksonville, 1952-1955. Judge Florida 6th Judicial Circuit, 1967-1968.

Owner, chairman American National Bank, South Pasadena, St. Petersburg, 1963-1974. Organizer, chairman American National Bank, Tyrone, St. Petersburg, 1972-1974. Chairman American National Bank, Clearwater, Florida, 1955-1974.

Organizer, chairman North America Mortgage Corporation, St. Petersburg, 1955-1974. Chairman, president N. American Insurance Agency, Inc., St. Petersburg, 1955-1984. Owner, director Lawyers Land Title Corporation, St. Petersburg, 1958-1985.

Founder, chairman, president Guaranty Savings and Loan Association, St. Petersburg, 1960-1982. Founder, president International Travel Association, Inc., St. Peterburg, since 1976, Tour Hosts of Florida, Inc., since 1977. Of counsel Jacobs, Robbins-Gaynor, P.A. Past board directors Florida Council of 100.

Past chairman Oceanography Committee Florida, Member American Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Florida Bankers Association, American Bankers Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, St. Petersburg Board Realtors, Florida Savings and Loan League, United States League Savings Assns., United States Chamber of Commerce, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Bankers Florida (past director), Cornell Law Association Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.

Achievements

  • Bar: Florida 1932, District of Columbia 1938, United States Supreme Court 1935.

Membership

Member of American Bar Association, Cornell Law Association, Indiana Bankers Florida (past director), St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, United States Chamber of Commerce, United States League Savings Associations, Florida Savings and Loan League, St. Petersburg Board Realtors, Mortgage Bankers Association, American Bankers Association, Florida Bankers Association, Florida Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Centre (Tampa), Cornell (New York City), University (Washington), River (Jacksonville), Yacht (St. Petersburg), Phi Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Alice Guion, November 21, 1981. Children: Diane Celeste, Robert Thornton, Martin John, Mary Susan, Morgen Leslie, Sherry Allison, Florence Alice.

father:
Martin John Roess

mother:
Mary (Anderson) Roess

spouse:
Alice Guion

child:
Diane Celeste Roess

child:
Robert Thornton Roess

child:
Martin John Roess

child:
Mary Susan Roess

child:
Morgen Leslie Roess

child:
SherryAllison Roess

child:
Florence Alice Roess