Biography of James H. Hoyt
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

JAMES HUMPHREY HOYT was at the time of his death one of the distinguished members of the bar of his native City of Cleveland, his birth having here occurred November 10, 1852. In 1874 he was graduated from Brown University with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and in 1877 he received from the law school of Harvard University his degree of Bachelor of Laws. He forthwith engaged in the practice of his profession in Cleveland, where he made a record of large and worthy achievement and gained priority as one of the representative members of the Cuyahoga County bar. He was long the senior member of the law firm of Hoyt, Dustin, Kelley, McKeehan & Andrews. He was general counsel of the Hocking Valley Railway, and was secretary of the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railway, and the Munising, Marquette & Southeastern Railway. He was an active member of the American Bar Association and other professional organizations, and was a Government delegate to the Universal Congress of Lawyers and Jurists held in connection with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1904. In 1885 was solemnized his marriage to Miss Jessie L. Taintor, of Cleveland.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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