John C. Floyd

John Charles Floyd ( born April 14, 1858 in Sparta, White County, Tennessee; † November 4, 1930 in Yellville, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1915 he represented the third electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1869, John Floyd moved with his parents in the Benton County, Arkansas, where the family settled near Bentonville. There he attended the public schools. Then he studied until 1879 at the Arkansas Industrial University in Fayetteville, from the then University of Arkansas emerged. In the years 1880 and 1881 he worked as a teacher in Springdale. After studying law and its made ​​in 1882 admitted to the bar he began in Yellville to work in his new profession.

Floyd was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1889 and 1891 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Arkansas. Between 1890 and 1894 he was a prosecutor in the 14th Judicial District. 1904 Floyd was in the third district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he Hugh A. Dinsmore replaced on March 4, 1905. After he was re-elected four times, he was able to complete up to March 3, 1915 a total of five legislative sessions in Congress. In 1912 he was a member of the Committee, who led the investigation for the impeachment of Federal Judge Robert Archbald. In 1914, Floyd gave up a bid again.

After the end of his time in Congress Floyd again worked as a lawyer. In 1920 he ran unsuccessfully for the office of governor of Arkansas. He died ten years later, in 1930, in Yellville.