John H. Boyd

John Huggins Boyd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byGeorge R. Andrews
Succeeded byRufus W. Peckham
Personal details
BornJuly 31, 1799 (1799-07-31)
Salem, New York
DiedJuly 2, 1868 (1868-07-03) (aged 68)
Whitehall, Washington County, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyWhig
Alma materWashington Academy, Salem, New York


Justice of the Peace

John Huggins Boyd (July 31, 1799 – July 2, 1868) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Salem, New York, Boyd attended the common schools and was graduated from Washington Academy, Salem, New York, in 1818. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823.


Boyd commenced practice in Salem, New York, but shortly afterward moved to Whitehall, New York. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1828 and served for many years, and also served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1840. He was Supervisor of Whitehall in 1845, 1848, and 1849.

Elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress Boyd was United States Representative for the fourteenth district of New York from March 4, 1851, to March 3, 1853. He served as special surrogate of Washington County from 1857 to 1859. He was elected president of the village of Whitehall, Washington County, New York.[1] He resumed the practice of law.


Boyd died in Whitehall, Washington County, New York, on July 2, 1868 (age 68 years, 337 days). He is interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, New York.


  1. ^ "John H. Boyd". Retrieved 16 September 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George R. Andrews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Succeeded by
Rufus W. Peckham

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