James Lloyd (Maryland politician)
|United States Senator
December 8, 1797 – December 1, 1800
|Preceded by||John Henry|
|Succeeded by||William Hindman|
|Died||September 20, 1830 (aged 84–85)
James Lloyd (1745–September 20, 1830) 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.
He engaged in the practice of law afterwards. James Lloyd died at Ratclift Manor, near Easton, Maryland on September 20, 1830. He was interred at Clover Fields, the estate of his daughter in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
- Blumberg, Phillip (2010). Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republic. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781139490023.
- United States Congress. "James Lloyd (id: L000377)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Maryland
Served alongside: John E. Howard
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