James Lloyd (Maryland)

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James Lloyd
United States Senator
from Maryland
In office
December 8, 1797 – December 1, 1800
Preceded by John Henry
Succeeded by William Hindman
Personal details
Born 1745
Chestertown, Maryland
Died 1820 (aged 74–75)
Easton, Maryland
Political party Federalist

James Lloyd (1745–1820) was an American politician.

Lloyd as born at Farley (now Fairlee) near Chestertown, Maryland. He pursued classical studies and studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice. He was commissioned second lieutenant in the Kent County militia in 1776 and served during the American Revolutionary War. He was a general in the War of 1812 and he freed captive Francis Scott Key from Fort McHenry.

Lloyd was elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Henry and served from December 8, 1797 until December 1, 1800, when he resigned. On June 27, 1798, Lloyd introduced the Sedition Act of 1798, a part of the Alien and Sedition Acts.[1]

He engaged in the practice of law afterwards. James Lloyd died at Ratclift Manor, near Easton, Maryland, and is interred at Clover, the estate of his daughter, in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.

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  1. ^ Blumberg 2010, p. 85

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United States Senate
Preceded by
John Henry
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Maryland
1797–1800
Served alongside: John E. Howard
Succeeded by
William Hindman