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John Charles FLOYD

(1858-1930)

FLOYD, John Charles, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Sparta, White County, Tenn., April 14, 1858; moved to Benton County, Ark., in 1869 with his parents, who settled near Bentonville; attended the common and high schools, and was graduated from the Arkansas Industrial University (later the University of Arkansas) at Fayetteville in 1879; taught school at Springdale, Ark., in 1880 and 1881; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Yellville, Ark.; served in the State house of representatives 1889-1891; prosecuting attorney of the fourteenth judicial circuit 1890-1894; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1915); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1912 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Robert W. Archbald, judge of the United States Commerce Court; was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; resumed the practice of law in Yellville, Ark.; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as Governor of Arkansas in 1920; died in Yellville, Ark., November 4, 1930; interment in Layton Cemetery.

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

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