- August 15
) was a United States Representative
from New Jersey
. Born in Mendham
, he moved to Bergen County
and to Hackensack
a few years later. He was a member of the Bergen County board of freeholders and justices
in 1773, 1784, 1791, 1794, and 1798, and was sheriff
of Bergen County from 1778 to 1781 and again in 1789. Boyd was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly
in 1782, 1783, 1787, 1794, and 1795, and was judge of the Court of Common Pleas
of Bergen County from 1803 to 1805.
Boyd was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth Congress, serving from March 4, 1803 to March 3, 1805, and was elected to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ezra Darby. He was reelected to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses and served from March 8, 1808 to March 3, 1813. He was again judge of the court of common pleas from 1813 to 1833. Boyd died in Hackensack, and was interred there in the First Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery.