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Governor Henry Lloyd

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Office Dates:  Mar 27, 1885 - Jan 11, 1888


Born:  Feb 21, 1852

Passed:  Dec 30, 1920

Birth State:  Maryland

Party:  Democrat

Family:  Married Mary Elizabeth Stapelfort; one child

HENRY LLOYD was born in Dorchester County, Maryland on February 21, 1852. His education was attained at Cambridge Academy, from which he graduated in 1871. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1873, and then established his legal career in Cambridge. Lloyd entered politics in 1875 with an appointment as the auditor of the court, a position he held until 1881. He was a member of the Maryland State Senate from 1882 to 1884, serving as president in 1884. Governor Robert McLane resigned from office on March 27, 1885, and Lloyd, who was president of the senate at the time, assumed the duties of the governorship. He served in this capacity until January 21, 1886, when the Maryland Legislature officially elected him to finish out the unexpired term of Governor McLane. During Lloyd's tenure, a children's ten-hour workday was sanctioned; additional funding was authorized for the state House of Corrections; a tobacco inspection bill was enacted; and the Maryland coastal oyster fishing industry was regulated. After completing his term, Lloyd left office on January 11, 1888. From 1892 to 1908 he served as an associate justice for the First Judicial Circuit. Governor Henry Lloyd passed away on December 30, 1920, and was buried at the Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cambridge, Maryland.


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Maryland State Archives

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