Linn Boyd (1800 - 1859) was 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.