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BOYD,Adam, 1746-1835
BOYD,Adam, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Mendham, N.J.,
March 21, 1746; moved to Bergen County about 1770 and to Hackensack a
few years later; member of the board of freeholders and justices in
1773, 1784,1791, 1794, and 1798; sheriff of Bergen County 1778-1781 and
again in 1789; member of the State house of assembly in 1782, 1783,
1787, 1794, and 1795; judge of the court of common pleas of Bergen
County 1803-1805; elected as a Republican to the Eighth Congress (March
4, 1803-March 3,1805); elected to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Ezra Darby; reelected to the Eleventh and Twelfth
Congresses and served from March 8, 1808, to March 3, 1813; again judge
of the court of common pleas 1813-1833; died in Hackensack, Bergen
County, N.J., August 15, 1835; interment in the First Reformed Church

BOYD,Alexander, 1764-1857
BOYD,Alexander, a Representative from New York; born in Albany, N.Y.,
September 14, 1764; moved to Middleburg, Schoharie County, N.Y., and
engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Federalist to the
Thirteenth Congress (March 4,1813-March 3, 1815); died in the town of
Esperence, Schoharie County, N.Y., April 8,1857; interment in Schoharie
Cemetery, Schoharie, N.Y.

BOYD,F. Allen, Jr., 1945-
BOYD,F. Allen, Jr., a Representative from Florida; born in Valdosta,
Lowndes County, Ga., June 6, 1945; graduated Florida State University,
Tallahassee, 1969; served in the United States Army, 1969-1971; member
of the Florida house of representatives,1989-1996; elected as a Democrat
to the One Hundred Fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January
3, 1997-January 3, 2003).

BOYD,John Frank, 1853-1945
BOYD,John Frank, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Connellsville,
Fayette County, Pa., August 8, 1853; moved with his parents to Henry
County, Ill., in 1857;attended the public schools and Abingdon (Ill.)
College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced
practice in Galva, Ill.; moved to Nebraska in 1883 and settled in
Oakdale, Antelope County; prosecuting attorney of Antelope County,
Nebr.,1888-1894; judge of the Ninth Judicial District Court of Nebraska
1900-1907; moved to Neligh, Antelope County, Nebr., in 1901; elected as
a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909);
unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first
Congress; resumed the practice of law in Neligh, Nebr., until 1929, when
he retired and moved to Los Angeles, Calif.; died in Los Angeles,
Calif., May 28, 1945;interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

BOYD,John Huggins, 1799-1868
BOYD, John Huggins, a Representative from New York; born in Salem, N.Y.,
July 31, 1799; attended the common schools, and was graduated from
Washington Academy,Salem, N.Y., in 1818; studied law; was admitted to
the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Salem, N.Y., but shortly
afterward moved to Whitehall, N.Y.; elected justice of the peace in 1828
and served for many years; member of the State assembly in 1840;
supervisor of Whitehall in 1845, 1848, and 1849; elected as a Whig to
the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); special
surrogate of Washington County 1857-1859; elected president of the
village; resumed the practice of law; died in Whitehall,Washington
County, N.Y., on July 2, 1868; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem,

BOYD,Linn, 1800-1859
BOYD, Linn, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Nashville, Tenn.,
November 22, 1800; pursued preparatory studies; moved with his parents
to New Design, Trigg County, Ky.; engaged in agricultural pursuits in
Calloway County; member of the State house of representatives 1827-1832;
returned to Trigg County in 1834; elected as a Jacksonian to the
Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful
candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected
as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses
(March 4,1839-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Thirtieth
Congress), Committee on Territories (Thirty-first Congress); Speaker of
the House of Representatives (Thirty-second and Thirty-third
Congresses); moved to Paducah, Ky., in 1852; elected Lieutenant Governor
of Kentucky in 1859, but when the senate convened was too ill to preside
over its deliberations; died in Paducah, Ky., December 17, 1859;
interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

BOYD, Sempronius Hamilton, 1828-1894
BOYD, Sempronius Hamilton, a Representative from Missouri; born near
Nashville,Williamson County, Tenn., May 28, 1828; moved to Missouri in
1840 with his parents,who settled on a farm near Springfield, Greene
County; educated by private tutors; moved to California in 1849, where
he prospected for gold and taught school; returned to Missouri in 1854;
clerk of the court of Greene County 1854-1856; studied law; was admitted
to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Springfield, Mo.; mayor of
Springfield in 1856;during the Civil War raised the Twenty-fourth
Missouri Infantry and served as colonel until his election to Congress;
elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress
(March 4, 1863- March 3, 1865); chairman, Committee on Revisal and
Unfinished Business (Thirty-eighth Congress); appointed judge of the
court of the fourteenth judicial district in 1865; member of the
Republican National Committee 1864-1868; delegate to the Republican
National Convention in 1864; interested in building and operating the
Southwest Pacific Railroad 1867-1874; elected as a Republican to the
Forty-first Congress (March 4,1869-March 3, 1871); chairman, Committee
on Revolutionary Claims (Forty-first Congress); operated a wagon factory
1874-1876; resumed the practice of law; appointed Minister Resident and
consul general to Siam by President Harrison on October 1, 1890,and
served until October 26, 1892; died in Springfield, Greene County, Mo.,
June 22,1894; interment in the Hazelwood Cemetery.

BOYD,Thomas Alexander, 1830-1897
BOYD,Thomas Alexander, a Representative from Illinois; born near
Bedford, Adams County, Pa., June 25, 1830; attended the public schools;
was graduated from Marshall College, Mercersburg, Pa., in 1848; studied
law in Chambersburg, Pa.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice
in Bedford, Pa.; moved to Lewistown, Ill., in 1856 and engaged in the
practice of law until 1861; during the Civil War enlisted in the
Seventeenth Regiment, Illinois Infantry, in 1861 and obtained the
commission of captain; member of the State senate in 1866 and was
reelected in 1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and
Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); was not a
candidate for renomination in 1880; resumed the practice of law; died in
Lewistown, Fulton County, Ill.,May 28, 1897; interment in Oak Hill
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