James Jeffries (Louisiana)
James Jeffries (1836-1910) was the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana from 1888 to 1892 serving under Governor Francis T. Nicholls.
James Jeffries (1836-1910)  was born in Kentucky but was in Washington County Texas in 1859 when he married Annie Munsen (Munson). He is listed in the 1860 Census of Milam county as a lawyer and was the trustee/guardian for Annie's two siblings.  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.  James Jeffries is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Alexandria, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. 
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.
- 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.
- "Democrats Full of Hope" (PDF). New York Times. June 12, 1889. Retrieved 5-11-2009. Check date values in:
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