Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

2013 Distinguished Citizen

WHS Class of 1955

Athletics/Civil Rights


Professional

  • Career fighting for the rights of minorities
  • Processed and resolved 55,000 cases resulting in benefits to more than 8 million people - 1999-2011

Honors/Awards

  • Named All-Big 8 in football
  • Co-captain, University of Kansas football team - 1958
  • Distinguished Pennsylvanian Award by William Penn Committee - 1981
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Distinguished Service Award - 2011
  • Pennsylvania Senate Distinguished Service - 2010
  • Central Pennsylvania Martin Luther King Center "Keeper of the Dream" Award - 2012
  • US Post Office Legacy Award - 2004
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Outstanding Achievement Award - 1999, 2002
  • Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Cornerstone of Excellence Award - 2008

Education

  • Washington High School - 1955
  • University of Kansas - Bachelor of Science - 1961

Professional Athletics

  • During the 1959 season, Floyd played professional football as a member of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos
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