J. Cookman Boyd Jr., a Baltimore lawyer and former chairman of the Maryland Academy of Sciences, died yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital following a stroke. He was 84.
A memorial service for Mr. Boyd will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga streets.
Until his brief illness, Mr. Boyd maintained numerous civic interests and was active in his practice with the law firm of Boyd Benson & Hendrickson.
He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1927 and the University of Maryland School of Law in 1930. He went into law practice with his father, a former president of the city parks board.
"Cookie" Boyd was well-known for wearing bow ties made by his wife, the former Nancy Froome Long. But his greatest pride was in his work for the science academy.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 56 years, are a daughter, Jane B. Carr of Roseboom, N.Y.; two sons, J. Cookman Boyd III and Robert F. Boyd, both of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Maryland Academy of Sciences.