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Henry Martyn Hoyt, Jr. (Dec. 5, 1856 - Nov. 20, 1910) served as Solicitor General of the United States from 1903 to 1909. His father, also named Henry Martyn Hoyt, served as governor of Pennsylvania from 1879 to 1883. Hoyt graduated from Yale University in 1878 and the law school of the University of Pennsylvania in 1881. He married Anne McMichael in 1883 and had five children, including the poet Elinor Wylie. After a career spent in private practice as a lawyer and then in banking he became an assistant attorney general in 1897 and then, in 1903, was appointed Solicitor General by Theodore Roosevelt. After the end of Roosevelt's term in office he became a counselor to Secretary of State Philander C. Knox. Hoyt died in 1910.



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