Floyd, William, 1734?1821, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Brookhaven, N.Y. His career in the Continental Congress (1774?77, 1778?83) was marked by conscientious service on the admiralty and treasury committees. As New York state senator (1784?88), he strongly advocated a practical and conservative financial policy. He was elected to Congress for one term, 1789?91.
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