James Lloyd (Massachusetts politician)
|United States Senator
June 9, 1808 – May 1, 1813 (Class 1)
|Preceded by||John Quincy Adams|
|Succeeded by||Christopher Gore|
June 5, 1822 – May 23, 1826 (Class 2)
|Preceded by||Harrison Gray Otis|
|Succeeded by||Nathaniel Silsbee|
|Died||April 5, 1831
New York City, New York
|Alma mater||Harvard College|
James Lloyd was born in Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay, to James Lloyd, a medical doctor, and Sarah (Curwin) Lloyd. Lloyd was educated at Boston Latin School and Harvard College, where he received a BA in 1787 and an MA in 1790. He got a job as a merchant clerk, in which capacity he traveled to Russia in 1792.
In 1800 Lloyd was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and in 1804 he won election to the state senate. In 1808, he defeated United States Senator John Quincy Adams for the term beginning in 1809, and then was elected to the unexpired term when Adams resigned. He served until his resignation on May 1, 1813. On June 17, 1812, he voted against declaring war on Britain. Upon the resignation of Senator Harrison Gray Otis in 1822, he was again elected and reelected, serving until his resignation on May 23, 1826. He died in New York City and is buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston.
On February 28, 1812, Lloyd gave a speech in the Senate of the United States on the Bill "Concerning the Naval Establishment".
- "James Lloyd", Lamb's Biographical Dictionary
- James Lloyd at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Political Graveyard
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|United States Senate|
John Quincy Adams
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Massachusetts
Served alongside: Timothy Pickering, Joseph B. Varnum
Harrison Gray Otis
|U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Massachusetts
Served alongside: Elijah H. Mills
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