Lloyd Lowndes Jr.
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|Lloyd Lowndes Jr.|
|43rd Governor of Maryland|
January 8, 1896 – January 10, 1900
|Preceded by||Frank Brown|
|Succeeded by||John Walter Smith|
|United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 6|
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
|Preceded by||new district|
|Succeeded by||William Walsh|
|Born||February 21, 1845
Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia)
|Died||January 8, 1905
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Tasker Lowndes|
Lloyd Lowndes Jr. (February 21, 1845 – January 8, 1905), a member of the United States Republican Party, was an attorney and politician, the 43rd Governor of Maryland from 1896 to 1900 and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the sixth district of Maryland from 1873 to 1875.
Early life and education
He was born in 1845 in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), son of Lloyd Lowndes and Elizabeth Moore; he was a great-grandson of early Bladensburg, Maryland settler, Christopher Lowndes (1713–1785). He attended Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He graduated from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1867.
Marriage and family
He married his first cousin, Elizabeth Tasker Lowndes, daughter of Richard Tasker Lowndes and Louisa Black.
After starting his law practice, Lowndes turned to politics. He found that the Democratic Party was regaining political control in Maryland. After being elected to one term in Congress in 1872, he did not succeed in gaining re-election after his term ended in 1875. He returned to his law practice.
At the end of the century, however, Lowndes ran for governor in 1896, was supported by a strong Republican biracial coalition, and won the election. In addition, Maryland was one of several “border states” that had voted for Republican candidate William McKinley in a major sweep that showed a realignment nationally; Lowndes and some Republican state legislators and congressmen, such as Sydney Emanuel Mudd, were likely also elected on McKinley's coattails. McKinley's win ended free silver as an issue and American society embraced its industrial present.
Lowndes died in 1905 in Cumberland, Maryland, and is buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery there.
- Johnston, Christopher (1907). Maryland historical magazine, Volume 2. Maryland Historical Society. pp. 276–279. Retrieved September 12, 2009.
- STEPHEN TUCK, “Democratization and the Disfranchisement of African Americans in the US South during the Late 19th Century” (pdf), Spring 2013, reading for “Challenges of Democratization”, by Brandon Kendhammer, Ohio University
- 1896: McKinley v. Bryan, Overview/Election Results, Harper's Weekly, accessed February 11, 2014
- United States Congress. "Lloyd Lowndes Jr. (id: L000481)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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|U.S. Congressman, Maryland's 6th District
|Governor of Maryland
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