BOYD, John Frank, (1853 - 1945)


BOYD, John Frank, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., August 8, 1853; moved with his parents to Henry County, Ill., in 1857; attended the public schools and Abingdon (Ill.) College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Galva, Ill.; moved to Nebraska in 1883 and settled in Oakdale, Antelope County; prosecuting attorney of Antelope County, Nebr., 1888-1894; judge of the Ninth Judicial District Court of Nebraska 1900-1907; moved to Neligh, Antelope County, Nebr., in 1901; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Neligh, Nebr., until 1929, when he retired and moved to Los Angeles, Calif.; died in Los Angeles, Calif., May 28, 1945; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.