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Boyd, Linn (Linn)

Born: 1800 AD
Died: 1859 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1800 - He was born on the 22nd of November.

1827 - Boyd served in the Kentucky House of Representatives after first winning election.

         - He represented Calloway County and his father represented neighboring Trigg County.

1831 - Boyd moved to Trigg County and was elected to the House again from there.

1833 - Boyd lost his first campaign for the United States House of Representatives.

1835-1837 - Boyd was elected to the House as a Democrat from Kentucky.

1840-1850 - He was a prominent U.S. politician.

         - Boyd played a key role in maneuvering the annexation of Texas through Congress during the term of President John Tyler.

1851-1855 - He served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

1856 - Boyd was put forth as a candidate for Vice President of the United States but was not nominated or elected.

1859 - Boyd was elected Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky.

         – He died on the 17th of December.


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