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James Lloyd (1745–September 20, 1830) was an American politician.

James Lloyd
United States Senator
from Maryland
In office
December 8, 1797 – December 1, 1800
Preceded byJohn Henry
Succeeded byWilliam Hindman
Personal details
Chestertown, Maryland
DiedSeptember 20, 1830 (aged 84–85)
Easton, Maryland
Political partyFederalist

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.[1]

He engaged in the practice of law afterwards. James Lloyd died at Ratclift Manor, near Easton, Maryland on September 20, 1830.[2] He was interred at Clover Fields, the estate of his daughter in Queen Anne's County, Maryland.


  1. ^ Blumberg 2010, p. 85
  2. ^ "Another Revolutionary Hero Gone". Eastern Shore Whig and People's Advocate. Easton, MD. September 28, 1830.


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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
John Henry
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Maryland
Served alongside: John E. Howard
Succeeded by
William Hindman