James Jeffries (Louisiana)

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James Jeffries (1836-1910) was the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 1888 to 1892 serving under Governor Francis T. Nicholls.

Early life[edit]

James Jeffries (1836-1910) [1] was born in Kentucky but was in Washington County Texas in 1859 when he married Annie Munsen (Munson).[2] He is listed in the 1860 Census of Milam county as a lawyer and was the trustee/guardian for Annie's two siblings. [3] Annie J. Jeffries, wife of James Jeffries, Jr. died in Cameron, Milam County, Texas on 26 May 1861. James then served as a private in Co F of the 8th TX Infantry C.S.A. during the Civil War. He was later a member of Gen. Leroy Stafford Camp #3 of the United Confederate Veterans. On 27 July 1865 in Alexandria, Louisiana, he married Mary E (or Lillie) Meade, daughter of Stephen Meade of Avoca Plantation near Alexandria. [4] James Jeffries is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Alexandria, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. [5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ There is some question as to his actual date of birth. Age given in 1860 census as 23, but 1900 census gives birth as Oct 1835.
  2. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2MM-HSM
  3. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFJ-7Y1?from=lynx1&treeref=LHT7-VKP
  4. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4CY-THZ
  5. ^ https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6928698
  6. ^ "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)