John Floyd (Virginia politician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John Floyd (Virginia politician)

Governor of Virginia

Date of Birth: 24-Apr-1783

Place of Birth: Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States

Date of Death: 17-Aug-1837

Profession: politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About John Floyd (Virginia politician)

  • John Floyd (April 24, 1783 – August 17, 1837) was a Virginia politician and soldier.
  • He represented Virginia in the United States House of Representatives and later served as the 25th Governor of Virginia. During his career in the House of Representatives, Floyd was an advocate of settling the Oregon Country, unsuccessfully arguing on its behalf from 1820 until he left Congress in 1829; the area did not become a territory of the United States until 1848. In 1832, Floyd received votes for the Presidency of the United States, running in the Nullifier Party.
  • He carried South Carolina and its 11 electoral votes.
  • While governor of Virginia, the Nat Turner slave rebellion occurred and Floyd initially supported emancipation of slavery, but eventually went with the majority.
  • His term as governor saw economic prosperity for the state.

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