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John Huggins BOYD

(1799-1868)

BOYD, John Huggins, a Representative from New York; born in Salem, N.Y., July 31, 1799; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Washington Academy, Salem, N.Y., in 1818; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Salem, N.Y., but shortly afterward moved to Whitehall, N.Y.; elected justice of the peace in 1828 and served for many years; member of the State assembly in 1840; supervisor of Whitehall in 1845, 1848, and 1849; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); special surrogate of Washington County 1857-1859; elected president of the village; resumed the practice of law; died in Whitehall, Washington County, N.Y., on July 2, 1868; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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