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Encyclopedia > John Floyd (Virginia politician)

John Floyd (April 24, 1783August 17, 1837) was a United States Representative from Virginia. He was born at Floyds Station, Virginia, near what is now Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1806. He moved to Lexington, Virginia and then to Christiansburg, Virginia, where he practiced medicine. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1807 and a surgeon with the rank of major in the Virginia State Militia from 1807 to 1812. He served in the War of 1812 and was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is, along with the United States Senate, one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Louisville redirects here. ... Dickinson College is a private liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. ... Coordinates , Government County Cumberland County Founded 1751 Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Geographical characteristics Area     City 14. ... The University of Pennsylvania (Penn is the moniker used by the university itself [2]) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Philadelphia Founded Incorporated October 27, 1682 October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 369. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Lexington is an independent city within the confines of Rockbridge County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Christiansburg is a town located in Montgomery County, Virginia. ... A Justice of the Peace (JP) is an inferior magistrate appointed by means of a commission of the peace (mandate) to keep the peace. ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Major is a military rank denoting an officer of mid-level command status. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants United States United Kingdom Strength United States Regular army : 99,000 Volunteers: 10,000* Rangers: 3,000 Militia: 458,000** Naval and marine: 20,000 Indigenous peoples New York Iroquois: 600 Northwestern allies: ? Southern allies: ? United Kingdom Regular army: 10,000+ Naval and marine: ? Canadian militia: 86,000+** Indigenous... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ...

After the war, Floyd became a legislator. From 1814 to 1815, Floyd was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1816, he was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives, and served from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1829. He was Governor of Virginia from 1830 to 1834. In the presidential election of 1832, while he was still governor, he received the electoral vote of South Carolina. 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The House of Delegates is the name given to the lower house of the legislature in three U.S. states – Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Democratic-Republican Party, the precursor of the modern-day Democratic Party, was one of two major American political parties in the First Party System that lasted from 1792 to 1824. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the Head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12...

Floyd died near Sweetsprings in Monroe County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and was buried in an unmarked grave there. Monroe County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...

External Links

  • Governor John Floyd's Grave Virginia Historical Marker


  • FLOYD, John. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on September 6, 2005.

Preceded by:
William Branch Giles
Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by:
Littleton Waller Tazewell
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