James Tilghman Lloyd

James Tilghman Lloyd ( born August 28, 1857 in Canton, Lewis County, Missouri, † April 3, 1944 in Quincy, Illinois ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1917 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Lloyd attended the common schools and then studied until 1878 at the Christian University, from which the later - Culver Stockton College emerged. Then Lloyd taught for some time as a teacher. In the years 1879-1881 he was deputy chief of police in Lewis County. At the same time he was employed until 1882 when the district administration. After studying law and his 1882 was admitted to the bar he began in Monticello to work in this profession. In 1885 he moved his office and his residence to Shelbyville. Between 1889 and 1893 was Lloyd prosecutor in Shelby County.

Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1908 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Denver in part, was nominated on the William Jennings Bryan for the third time as a presidential candidate. 1897 Lloyd was at a by-election for the first seating of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 1 June 1897. After eight elections he could remain until March 3, 1917 at the Congress. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898., In 1913 were the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution ratified. Between 1911 and 1917 Lloyd was chairman of the Committee on Accounts.

1916 renounced Lloyd on another candidacy. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced until 1925 in the German capital Washington as a lawyer. In 1924 and 1925 he was a member of the local Board of Education. 1925 Lloyd was president of the local Chamber of Commerce. He then continued his legal practice in Canton. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Culver- Stockton College. James Lloyd died on April 3, 1944 in Quincy and was buried in Canton.