Byron Boyd

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Byron Boyd
29th Secretary of State of Maine
In office
Preceded by Nicholas Fessenden
Succeeded by Arthur I. Brown
Personal details
Born August 31, 1864
Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada
Died 1941
Political party Republican
Alma mater Houlton Academy
Colby College

Robert Byron Boyd (August 31, 1864 – 1941) was an American politician and businessperson from Maine. A Republican from Augusta, Boyd served as Secretary of State of Maine from 1897 to 1907.[1]

Boyd was born in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada in 1864 and moved with his family at the age of four to Linneus, Maine in the United States. He graduated from Houlton Academy, which later became Ricker College as well as Colby College.

He died in 1941 and is buried in Forest Grove Cemetery in Augusta.[2]


  1. ^ Coe, Harrie B. (2003). Maine Biographies: Excerpted from Maine Resources, Attractions, and Its People: A History. Genealogical Publishing Com. pp. 283–. ISBN 9780806351247. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Political Graveyard: Burleigh family of Maine". Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Nicholas Fessenden
Secretary of State of Maine
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Brown