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.