John Floyd King (1842 - 1950)

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Birthplace: St. Simons Island, Georgia
Death: Died
Managed by: Elizabeth-Gaye Jeans
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About John Floyd King

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John Floyd King (April 20, 1842 - May 8, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from Louisiana, son of Thomas Butler King and nephew of Henry King. Biography

Born on St. Simons Island, off the coast of Georgia, King attended the Russell School, New Haven, Connecticut, Bartlett's College Hill School, Poughkeepsie, New York, the Military Institute of Georgia, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. Enlisted in the Confederate States Army and served in the Army of Virginia throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of colonel of Artillery. He moved to Louisiana and engaged in planting. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Vidalia, Louisiana. He was appointed brigadier general of State troops.

King was elected inspector of levees and president of the board of school directors of his district and also a trustee of the University of the South.

King was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1887). He served as chairman of the Committee on Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886. He engaged in mining operations, with residence in Washington, D.C.. Assistant Register of the United States Treasury from May 19, 1914, until his death in Washington, D.C., May 8, 1915. He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

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John Floyd King, US Congress's Timeline

1842
1842
St. Simons Island, Georgia
1950
1950
Age 108
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Arlington National Cemetery, VA