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Lawyer

William Lafayette Gray, American lawyer. Fellow American College Probate Counsel; member American Society International Law, American, Dade County (director 1960-1962, 63-66, president 1941) bar associations, Florida Bar (Board of Governors 1966-1967), Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of C., S.A.R., Kappa Sigma, Phi Alpha Delta.

Background

Gray, William Lafayette was born on November 10, 1902 in Laurens, South Carolina, United States. Son of William L. and Mary (Dunklin) Gray.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wofford College, 1923. Postgraduate University of Southern California, 1923-1924. Law student Harvard, 1925-1926.

Juris Doctor, U. Florida, 1927. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Wofford College, 1965.

Career

1 son, William Lafayette III. Admitted to Florida bar, 1927. Partner Huber, Clements & Blackwell, Miami, 1927-1930. Assistant county solicitor Dade County, Florida, 1931-1932.

1st assistant general counsel Florida Power & Light Company, Miami, 1933-1941. Partner Blackwell, Walker, Gray, Powers, Flick & Hoehl, and predecessor, Miami, 1941-1976. Member Wofford Associates, 1966-1976.

Member special commission on drafting rules of civil procedure Florida Industrial Commission, 1947. Chairman large donations Coral Gables chapter American Red Cross, 1945. President Dade County unit American Cancer Society, 1963.

Director Coral Gables Youth Center. Troop committee Boy Scouts American Chairman institute on continuing legal education U. Miami, 1960-1976. Member of council U. Florida Law Center, 1972-1976.

Board directors, treasurer World Center for Liturgical Studies, 1965-1968. Member Florida Board Bar Examiners, 1960-1965, chairman, 1975-1976. Board directors Crime Commission Greater Miami, 1966-1976.

Membership

Fellow American College Probate Counsel. Member American Society International Law, American, Dade County (director 1960-1962, 63-66, president 1941) bar associations, Florida Bar (Board of Governors 1966-1967), Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of C., S.A.R., Kappa Sigma, Phi Alpha Delta. Clubs: Century (Board of Governors 1965-1976), Kiwanis (Coral Gables).

Connections

Married Jean Hancock, June 10, 1931.

father:
William L. Gray

mother:
Mary (Dunklin) Gray

spouse:
Jean Hancock