Linn Boyd

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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.

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