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Howard S. Hoover In Memoriam

Howard S. Hoover In Memoriam

Howard Spencer Hoover, 90, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000. Mr. Hoover was born in Missouri on October 1, 1909, later moving to Green River Wyoming. After graduating from the University of Kansas and from the George Washington Law School, he was licensed as a lawyer in the District of Columbia. In 1935, he became an agent of the FBI, resigning in 1938 to enter private law practice in Houston. World War II interrupted his career, and because of his FBI background, he became director of plant protection of Vultee Aircraft Corporation, Downey, California, returning to Houston in 1954 to practice law. He was the retired senior partner of the Houston law firm of Hoover Slovacek LLP. A long-time member of Christ Church Cathedral, Mr. Hoover served as junior warden and senior warden, as a trustee of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, and other Cathedral-related Trusts.


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1937, Bachelor of Law
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1934, A.B., Bachelor of Arts


  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, 1975 – 1978, Director
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • YMCA, 1968 – 1974, Metropolitan Board of Directors
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 1973 – 1978, Trustee
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Senior Warden
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