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William Cotter Gaither, American lawyer. Decorated Bronze Star medal.


Gaither, William Cotter was born on April 26, 1914 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of William C. and Monroe (Cargyle) Gaither.


Bachelor of Laws, University Florida, 1936.


Admitted to Florida bar, 1936. With McKay, MacFarlane, Ramsey & Jackson, Tampa, 1936-1938. Claims manager, attorney Phoenix-London Insurance Group, Miami, Florida, 1938-1942.

Member firm Nichols, Gaither, Beckham, Colson & Spence, Miami, since 1946. President Colonial Arms, Inc., since 1958. Vice president Sea View Realty Company, since 1958.


Member Orange Bowl Committee, since 1955. Member Florida Board Control, regulating instns. higher learning, 1957-1959. Member Dade County Development Commission, since 1959.

Past regional director Association Governing Bds. State Universities and Allied Institutions. Served from Second lieutenant to captain, Field Artillery, Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

Member American, Florida, Dade County bar associations, Miami Junior Chamber of Commerce (past president), Academy Florida Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, National Association Claimants Compensation Attorneys, U. Florida Alumni Association, Law Center Association U. Florida (trustee), National Conference Christians and Jews (regional director). Kiwanian (district lieutenant governor 1962) (Coral Gables).


Married Elaine Lucille Beisler, December 28, 1943.

William C. Gaither

Monroe (Cargyle) Gaither

Elaine Lucille Beisler