Floyd, William

Floyd, William,

1734–1821, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Brookhaven, N.Y. His career in the Continental Congress (1774–77, 1778–83) was marked by conscientious service on the admiralty and treasury committees. As New York state senator (1784–88), he strongly advocated a practical and conservative financial policy. He was elected to Congress for one term, 1789–91.
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Daniel Smith, a home-schooled student from Eugene; Brandilyn Coker of Churchill High School; Colin Smith of Marist High School; Sam King, Brianna McHorse and Kristina Schmunk of Sheldon High School; Amanda Bettman, Erika Falsgraf, Nathaniel Fleming, McKenzie Floyd, William Gent, Claire Haakanson, Rachel Hoar, Caitlin Monroe, Rachel Pergamit, Kevin Raines, Rachel Reiff and Cody VanVoorhis of South Eugene High School; Joseph Junker and John Rominger-Watts of Junction City High School; and David Garcia and Charles Offenbacher of Pleasant Hill High School.
New Hampshire Bartlett, Josiah Thornton, Matthew Whipple, William New Jersey Clark, Abraham Hart, John Hopkinson, Francis Stockton, Richard Witherspoon, John New York Floyd, William Lewis, Francis Livingston, Philip Morris, Lewis North Carolina Hewes, Joseph Hooper, William Penn, John Pennsylvania Clymer, George Franklin, Benjamin Morris, Robert Morton, John Ross, George Rush, Benjamin Smith, James Taylor, George Wilson, James Rhode Island Ellery, William Hopkins, Stephen South Carolina Heyward, Thomas, Jr.
But after a career that has also seen him caddy for Greg Norman and Raymond Floyd, Williams said it was time to slow down.