Oliver Hoyt

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Oliver Corse Hoyt
Oliver Hoyt.jpg
President Pro Tempore
of the
Connecticut Senate
In office
1877 – 1879[1]
Preceded by Ephraim H. Hyde
Succeeded by Gilbert W. Phillips
Member of the Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District
In office
1877 – 1881[2]
Preceded by Frederick Bruggerhof
Succeeded by Edwin L. Scofield
Personal details
Born (1823-07-24)July 24, 1823[3]
Stamford, Connecticut
Died May 5, 1887(1887-05-05)[3]
Stamford, Connecticut
Resting place Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, Connecticut[3]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Maria Hoyt
Children Edward Clark Hoyt, Alice Maria Hoyt, Theodore Rushmore Hoyt, Nellie Elinor Hoyt, George S. Hoyt, Schuyler Colfax Hoyt, Walter S. Hoyt
Occupation leather merchant and financier
Religion Methodist Episcopal

Oliver Corse Hoyt (July 24, 1823–May 5, 1887) was a member of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1881. He was President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut Senate from 1877 to 1879.

He was born in Stamford, Connecticut on July 24, 1823, the son of Joseph Blachley Hoyt and Mary Blachley Weed Hoyt.

In 1844, Oliver and his brother William formed the firm W. & O. Hoyt in New York City.

He was a presidential elector in 1872, he cast his vote for Ulysses S. Grant. Hoyt was a trustee of a fund of $250,000. that had was raised by private subscription in 1881 for the benefit of Grant and his family, to insure the General an income for the remainder of his life.[4]

He served as Chairman of Wesleyan College.

He was a nominee for Governor of Connecticut.

Oliver Hoyt died at his home in Stamford in 1887.

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Connecticut Senate
Preceded by
Frederick Bruggerhof
Member of the
Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District

1877–1881
Succeeded by
Edwin L. Scofield
Preceded by
Ephraim H. Hyde
President Pro Tempore of the
Connecticut Senate

1877–1879
Succeeded by
Gilbert W. Phillips