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John B. Floyd

Member From: 1847 - 1856

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  • Birth Date: June 1, 1806 Birth Place:Smithfield Plantation, Montgomery County, VA
  • Death Date: August 26, 1863
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Sally Buchanan Preston
  • Children: none
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  • Education: South Carolina College
  • Military Service: Appointed Brigadier General in Confederate Army - May, 1861 Command of Confederate Army of the Kanawha - August, 1861 Dismissed from Confederate Army by President Davis - March, 1862 Appointed a Major General of the Virginia Militia
  • Occupation/Profession: lawyer
  • Additional Info Links: http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Floyd_John_B_1806-1863
  • Additional Info: ​Son of John Floyd (1783 - 1837) who was served in the U.S. Congress 1817 - 1829 & was Governor of Virginia 1830 - 1834
    1848-1849 Assembly-Samuel E. Goodson replaced John B. Floyd, who had been elected governor.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Governor of Virginia - 1849 - 1852
    U.S. Secretary of War - Adminstration of James Buchanan - 1857 - 1860
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1847-1848 Washington Democrat Courts of Justice
Roads and Internal Navigation
1848-1849 Washington Democrat Roads and Internal Navigation (Chair)
Courts of Justice
1855-1856 Washington Democrat Roads and Internal Navigation (Chair)

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