LLOYD, James Tilghman, (1857 - 1944)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

LLOYD, James Tilghman, a Representative from Missouri; born in Canton, Lewis County, Mo., August 28, 1857; attended the public schools; was graduated from Christian University (now Culver-Stockton College), Canton, Mo., in 1878; taught school; deputy sheriff of Lewis County 1879-1881; deputy circuit clerk and recorder 1880-1882; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Monticello, Lewis County, Mo.; moved to Shelbyville, Mo., in 1885 and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Shelby County 1889-1893; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Richard P. Giles; reelected to the Fifty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from June 1, 1897, to March 3, 1917; chairman, Committee on Accounts (Sixty-second through Sixty-fourth Congresses); minority whip (Fifty-seventh through Sixtieth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; chairman of the Democratic Congressional Committee 1908-1912; settled in Washington, D.C., in 1917 and practiced law until 1925; president of the board of education in 1924 and 1925; president of the chamber of commerce in 1925; returned to Missouri in 1925 and engaged in the practice of his profession in Canton; member of the board of curators of Culver-Stockton College; died in Quincy, Ill., on April 3, 1944; interment in Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Mo.