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John Floyd King
Colonel, Confederate States of America Army
Member of Congress
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KING, John Floyd, (son of Thomas Butler King and nephew of Henry King), a Representative from Louisiana; born on St. Simons Island, off the coast of Georgia, April 20, 1842; attended  the Russell School, New Haven, Conn., Bartlett’s College Hill School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the Military Institute of Georgia, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; enlisted in the Confederate Army and served in the Army of Virginia throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of colonel of Artillery; moved to Louisiana and engaged in planting; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Vidalia, La.; appointed brigadier general of State troops; 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; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; engaged in mining operations, with residence in Washington, D.C.; Assistant Register of the United States Treasury from May 19, 1914, until his dKING, John Floyd, (son of Thomas Butler King and nephew of Henry King), a Representative from Louisiana; born on St. Simons Island, off the coast of Georgia, April 20, 1842; attended  the Russell School, New Haven, Conn., Bartlett’s College Hill School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the Military Institute of Georgia, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; enlisted in the Confederate Army and served in the Army of Virginia throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of colonel of Artillery; moved to Louisiana and engaged in planting; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Vidalia, La.; appointed brigadier general of State troops; 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; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; 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; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

KING, J FLOYD
LT COL 13TH BATTN VA LA CSA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 05/08/1915
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 16 CO  SITE 247-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

JF King Gravesite PHOTO
 Photos Courtesy of Roxsanne Wells-Layton, June 2006


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