James Jeffries (Louisiana)

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James Jeffries (1807-1898) was the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 1888 to 1892 serving under Governor Francis T. Nicholls.

Early life[edit]

Jeffries was from Alexandria, Louisiana in Rapides Parish.

Political career[edit]

Jeffries was a supporter of the Nicholls faction of the Louisiana Democratic Party. In 1888 Jeffries ran and was elected Lieutenant Governor. He also served as a Member of the Democratic National Committee from Louisiana during that period.[1]


  1. ^ "Democrats Full of Hope" (PDF). New York Times. June 12, 1889. Retrieved 5-11-2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
Political offices
Preceded by
Clay Knobloch (D)
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana

James Jeffries (D)

Succeeded by
Charles Parlange (D)