About James Lloyd
James Lloyd (December 1769 – April 5, 1831) was a Federalist United States Senator from Massachusetts during the early years of the United States.
Born in Boston, Lloyd attended Boston Latin School and Harvard College, graduating in 1787. A merchant by trade, he was a Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1800 to 1801 and served in the Massachusetts Senate in 1804. In 1808, upon the resignation of Senator John Quincy Adams, he was elected to the US Senate, serving until his resignation on May 1, 1813. Upon the resignation of Senator Harrison Gray Otis in 1822, he was again elected and reelected, serving until his resignation on May 23, 1826. He died in New York City and is buried in King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston.
On February 28, 1812, Lloyd gave a speech in the Senate of the United States on the Bill "Concerning the Naval Establishment".