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Allen Boyd, Jr.

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd district
Assumed office 
January 3, 1997
Preceded by Pete Peterson

Born June 6, 1945 (1945-06-06) (age 64)
Valdosta, Georgia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Stephanie "Cissy" Roush (filed for divorce)
Residence Monticello, Florida
Alma mater Florida State University
Occupation farmer
Religion Methodist
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Unit Infantry
Battles/wars Vietnam War

F. Allen Boyd Jr. (born June 6, 1945) is an American politician, and has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing Florida's 2nd congressional district. His district includes all of Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson, Liberty, Gadsden, Franklin, Wakulla, Taylor, Suwannee, Lafayette, and Dixie Counties. The district also includes most of Leon and Jefferson Counties. Allen Boyd, a Blue Dog Democrat, serves as the group's Co-Chair for Administration. Allen Boyd will face State Senator Alfred Lawson, Jr. in the 2010 Democratic primary.


Personal life

He was born in Valdosta, Georgia to Margaret Elizabeth Finlayson and Fred Allen Boyd.[1] He was educated at Florida State University, graduating in 1969, and he served as an infantry officer in Vietnam with the United States Army.[2] Boyd is a fifth generation farmer from Monticello, Florida and continues to own his family's traditional plot. He is married and has 3 grown children (2 sons and 1 daughter). His son John was imprisoned in 2008 for transporting illegal narcotics and illegal aliens into the United States from Mexico.[3] On September 30, 2009, it was announced that his wife of 40 years, Cissy, had filed for divorce.[4][5]

Boyd was a member of the Florida House of Representatives before entering the U.S. House. From 1989 to 1997 he served in this body.

Business ventures

Representative Boyd the majority owner of Boyd Family Farms Inc.[6], which is currently receiving farm subsidies[7] appropriated by the same Appropriations Subcommittee of which Boyd is a member. Allen Boyd has received almost $1.3 million in federal farm subsidies since 1996, placing him in the top 3 percent of farmers receiving subsidies nationally, and 12th among more than 5,300 farms that received subsidy money over this period [8].


  • On October 10, 2002, Allen Boyd was among the 81 House Democrats who voted in favor of authorizing the invasion of Iraq.

2008 financial crisis

Health care

Committee assignments

See also


External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Pete Peterson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by

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