JOHN CYRIL MALLOY, JR.
June 1930 to March 2, 2014
Former member of Florida House of Representatives and Adjunct Law Professor at University of Miami School of Law. John Cyril Malloy, a Miami resident and pioneer since 1959, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Coral Gables, FL.
Born in Jackson, TN, he grew up there and in Chicago, receiving his law degree from Northwestern University in 1957. He moved to Miami to establish his own law firm in 1959 as one of the only registered patent attorneys in Florida at the time, and later became president of the Federal Bar Association – South Florida Chapter.
Beginning in 1972 with a stunning victory over Janet Reno, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he served through 1982 and sponsored the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve Act, which now protect 67,000 acres of submerged lands, and a legislation to allow Cuban-exile and other immigrant professionals to be licensed by native language exams. He was an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and also designated Old Cutler Road as a historic highway. He also served as chairman of President Gerald Ford’s campaign in Dade County and as a member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee.
From 1978 to 1985 he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law where he taught patent and intellectual property law, about which he was passionate.
He leaves as part of his legacy the law firm of Malloy & Malloy, which remains dedicated to patent and intellectual property law with local, national, and international clients. Retired from law practice in more recent years, he constantly thought about legal, political, and social issues. A true visionary, John is survived by his wife, six children, and six grandchildren, one of whom is a Patent Examiner in Washington, D.C.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at the Stanfill Funeral Home on US1 in Pinecrest, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Malloy Memorial Scholarship” for students to pursue patent and intellectual property law, University of Miami School of Law, Office of Law Development and Alumni Relations, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, or online at: http://www.law.miami.edu/malloy/(select “Other” on the Designation dropdown menu and type-in: Malloy Memorial Scholarship).