EDWARD LLOYD was born in Talbot County, Maryland on July 22, 1779. His education was attained by private tutors and in private academies in his native state. Lloyd entered politics in 1800, serving as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, a position he held five years. He also served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1806 to 1809. On June 5, 1809, the Maryland Legislature chose Lloyd to fill the unexpired term of Governor Robert Wright, who had resigned. Lloyd was elected to his own term in November 1809, and was reelected in 1810. During his tenure, the residency requirement for voting was reduced to one year, the property qualification for office holding was eliminated, and a resolution was authorized that approved President Thomas Jefferson's embargo of British and French trade. After completing his term, Lloyd left office on November 16, 1811. He then was elected to the Maryland State Senate, where he served from 1811 to 1813, in 1814, and from 1826 to 1829. He also served as a member of the U.S. Senate from 1819 to 1826. Governor Edward Lloyd passed away on June 2, 1834, and was buried in the family cemetery at Wye House in Talbot County, Maryland.
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