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John G. Floyd

John G. Floyd, New York Congressman

John Gelston Floyd (February 5, 1806 – October 5, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from New York, grandson of William Floyd.

Born in Mastic near Moriches, Long Island, New York, Floyd attended the common schools, and was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, in 1824. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1825, and commenced practice in Utica, New York. He served as clerk and prosecuting attorney of Utica, New York from 1829 to 1833. Founded the Utica Democrat (later the Observer-Dispatch) in 1836. He was appointed judge of Suffolk County.

Floyd was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843). He returned to Mastic, Long Island, about 1842. He was a member of the New York State Senate (1st D.) in [[71st New York State

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