George Rogers Clark Floyd

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George Rogers Clark Floyd (September 13, 1810 – May 7, 1895) was a West Virginia politician and businessman. He served as the Secretary of Wisconsin Territory from 1843 to 1846, and served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1872 to 1873.

Biography

Family and early life

Floyd was born in Christiansburg, Virginia, son of former Virginia Governor John Floyd and Lelitia (Preston).Ambler, Charles Henry The Life and Diary of John Floyd page 81 Floyd was the brother of Virginia Governor John B. Floyd. He married Ellen Mead and they had eight children, of which were:

  • John B. Floyd (November 13, 1854 – April 15, 1935) represented Logan County, West Virginia in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1881, and the West Virginia Senate 1883-1885, and again in the House of Delegates in 1893.


Career

President John Tyler appointed Floyd as Secretary of the Wisconsin Territory on October 30, 1843, and served in this capacity until February 24, 1846, when a successor was appointed. He continued to live in Dane County, Wisconsin and served as colonel of the Dane County militia from 1846 to 1847. He returned to Wythe County, Virginia where he became...
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