United States Congressman from Kentucky
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
(1800-59) Born in Nashville, Tenn., he moved with his parents to Trigg County, Ky., where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1827-32. Was a U.S. Congressman, from 1835-37, and 1839-55, serving as Speaker of the House for the 32nd and 33rd Congresses. Served as Chairman, of the Committee on Accounts, and he also served on the Committee on Territories. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in 1859, but was too ill to serve and died in Paducah, on December 17, 1859.
Signature With Place: 5 3/4 x 1 3/8, in ink, Linn Boyd, Trigg Co., Ky. Light age toning.