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Boyd, Linn

Born: 1800 AD
Died: 1859 AD
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.