John Stanley Hoyt
John Stanley Hoyt, Jr., (Ph.D., Professor Emeritus), passed away peacefully on August 22, 2002. He asked that this announcement be preceded by his statement that follows: ``I want to let everyone know of my pride in my family. The love of my life, my wife of 54+ years, June, and my daughters, Susan Jasan (and her husband Peter Jasan and their children Robert and Cathy) and Sally Hoyt (and her husband Vaughn Ausman), have been the sources of unfailing love and support and, to the extent my life has been worthy, it has been because of that love and that support. For those friends and colleagues of mine - both close and casual - who read this notice and who know my family members, please take a moment to thank them for their support of me. I shall miss being with them as well as with all of you.'' John was born in Yonkers, New York on July 28, 1923. Graduated from Yonkers HS in 1941 and entered Syracuse University's College of Engineering. Taking a ``break'' in 1943, he served in WWII as a Naval Aviator, flying Convoy and Anti-submarine Coverage and Air/Rescue missions in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Graduated from Syracuse University as a Mechanical Engineer in 1948. Worked as a locomotive design engineer and as an optical firm plant manager until joining the CIA in Washington, D.C. in 1951. While there, served as a Senior Executive Officer in the Economic Research Area; as the US Representative to the NATO Intelligence Committee; wrote the first public testimony given by Director Allen Dulles to a Senate Committee responding to Nikita Kruschev's UN ``We will bury you'' threats; planned some of the U-2 overflights; and, attending night school, earned a Master's degree in Government and a Ph.D. in Economics. Also graduated from the Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program in 1963. Moved to Edina, Minnesota in 1964 and joined the University of Minnesota Faculty as Professor of Applied Economics. While there, conceptualized and oversaw the implementation of the first statewide computer network (Minnesota Analysis and Planning System (MAPS)) for the U/M Extension Service; produced and moderated an 8-year long Public Policy TV program, ``Perspective,'' on KTCA-TV; served the State Planning Agency briefly as State Economist and as State Demographer and researched and developed the current MN Development Regions; taught Regional Economic Theory; and developed and taught a credit course, as well as over 500 seminars in Time Management and Administration. At the request of the Federal District Court because of the development of MAPS, served as a Court Master for the court-ordered legislative and congressional re-appointments in 1972, 1982, and 1991. Elected a member of the Edina School Board in 1970 and served as Chairman through 1976. Appointed by Governor LeVander as Minnesota's Corporate member of the Mid-America Solar Energy Complex in 1978 and, in 1994 by Governor Carlson, as a Board Member and Chair of the Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority. After retiring from the University, he joined the staff of the Braemar Golf Course of the City of Edina, and developed a program that received a National Golf Foundation award for speeding up play on the golf course. Also served as Manager of the USGA Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) at Braemar (the largest member of the network in the USA); served as MIS manager; and prepared Braemar's Web page for the Internet. John was both fortunate and proud to serve as a member of the St. Paul and the Edina Rotary Clubs and as a 34-year member of the Braemar Men's Golf Club.
Published on August 26, 2002
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