Collection ASM0619 - Louis J. Hector papers

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Louis J. Hector papers


  • 1957-2000 (Creation)
  • 1957-2000 (Creation)


27 Boxes

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Elected to National Airlines' board of directors in 1974, Louis J. Hector has distinguished himself as an attorney in private practice and with the Federal government.

He is a partner in the Miami law firm of Steel, Hector & Davis.

His career in public service includes three years as a member of the Civil Aeronautics Board, from 1957 to 1959. He was also involved for almost 20 years with various aviation and administrative law activities for the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. State Department, American Bar Association and the Brookings Institution.

Mr. Hector is a member of the board of directors of Southeast Banking Corp, and also served as chairman of the bank's executive committee for several years. He is a past director of the First National Bank of Miami and of the Lockheed Aircraft Corp.

He is an emeritus trustee of the University of Miami, a member of the Rockefeller University Council and a Smith College trustee. He also serves on the Dade County (Fla.) Council of Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Hector is a member of the Florida Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, Dade County Bar Association, American Bar Association and Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a director of the Center For Administrative Justice and a member of the American Judicature Society.

During World War II, he was an assistant to Under-Secretary Edward Stettinius in the U.S. State Department, a Lend-Lease Administration attorney and served with the Office of Strategic Services in the Southeast Asia and China Commands.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Hector received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard and Williams Colleges and his LL.B from the Yale Law School. He also attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

He resides in Coconut Grove, Fla.

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The collection contains the personal papers of Louis J. Hector, in the form of clippings, invitations, letters, memorandum, notebooks, photographs, and reports. Prominently represented are files pertaining to the University of Miami, the Southeast Banking Corporation, Pan American World Airways, Inc., the Civil Aeronautics Board, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery, the National Humanities Center, and the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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This collection is open for research, but is kept in an off campus storage facility. Please allow up to 72 hours for delivery of requested materials.

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Louis J. Hector Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English

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48.6 KiB


May 18, 2018 3:46 PM

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