John Frank Boyd

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John Frank Boyd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
Preceded byJohn Jay McCarthy
Succeeded byJames P. Latta
Personal details
Born(1853-08-08)August 8, 1853
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 28, 1945(1945-05-28) (aged 91)
Los Angeles, California
Political partyRepublican
Alma materAbingdon College

John Frank Boyd (August 8, 1853 – May 28, 1945) was a Nebraska Republican politician.

Born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania on August 8, 1853, he moved with his parents to Henry County, Illinois in 1857. There he attended public schools and Abingdon College (which was later consolidated with Eureka College) where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1878. He first set up practice in Galva, Illinois and then in 1883 Oakdale, Nebraska. He became prosecuting attorney of Antelope County, Nebraska in 1888 and served until 1894. He moved to Neligh, Nebraska in 1901.

In 1900 he became judge of the Ninth Judicial District Court of Nebraska and served until 1907 when he was elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909) representing the third district. He lost to James P. Latta in the 1908 election, and resumed his practice of law in Neligh. He retired and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1929. He died there on May 28, 1945 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, in Glendale, California.


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  2. "Boyd, John Frank". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 22, 2006.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John J. McCarthy (R)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
Succeeded by
James P. Latta (D)