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James Tilghman Lloyd

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James Tilghman Lloyd
James Tilghman Lloyd.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 1st district
In office
June 1, 1897 – March 3, 1917
Preceded byCharles Nelson Clark
Succeeded byMilton A. Romjue
Personal details
Born(1857-08-28)August 28, 1857
Canton, Missouri
DiedApril 3, 1944(1944-04-03) (aged 86)
Quincy, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materChristian University
Occupationlawyer

James Tilghman Lloyd (August 28, 1857 – April 3, 1944) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri from 1897 to 1917. He served as the House minority whip between 1901 and 1909.

Lloyd was born in Canton, Missouri, where he attended the public schools, and later graduated from Christian University (today Culver-Stockton College) in Canton. He taught school, was a deputy sheriff of Lewis County from 1879 to 1881, and deputy circuit clerk and recorder from 1880 to 1882. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1882, and started a practice in Monticello, before moving to Shelbyville in 1885. He was prosecuting attorney of Shelby County from 1889 to 1893.

Lloyd was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress in a special election caused by the death of Representative-elect Richard P. Giles, and was reelected nine additional times. In Congress, he served as Democratic whip in the Fifty-seventh through Sixtieth Congresses, and chairman of the Committee on Accounts in the Sixty-second through Sixty-fourth Congresses. In 1916, he led the effort to pass the Lloyd–La Follette Act to provide federal employees with whistleblower protections. In party politics, he was a delegate to the 1908 Democratic National Convention, and served as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 1909 to 1913, during which time his party gained a majority in the House of Representatives.

After retiring from Congress in 1917, Lloyd remained in Washington, D.C. where he practiced law. He was president of the board of education in 1924 and 1925 and president of the chamber of commerce in 1925. He returned to Canton in 1925 and continued his law practice and was a member of the board of curators of Culver-Stockton College. He died in Quincy, Illinois on April 3, 1944, and was buried in Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton.

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References

  • United States Congress. "LLOYD, James Tilghman (id: L000380)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Nelson Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 1st congressional district

1897–1917
Succeeded by
Milton A. Romjue
Party political offices
Preceded by
Oscar Underwood
House Democratic Whip
1901–1908
Succeeded by
Thomas Montgomery Bell


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