James M. Lloyd

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James M. Lloyd
Member of the South Dakota Senate
In office
Personal details
BornJanuary 4, 1886[1]
Yankton, South Dakota, U.S.
DiedMarch 10, 1969 (aged 83)
Political partyRepublican

James M. Lloyd (January 4, 1886 – March 10, 1969) was an American politician from South Dakota who served as a delegate to multiple Republican national conventions.


He served as a delegate to the 1940 and 1944 Republican National Conventions.[2] From 1959 to 1963 he served as a state Senator and in 1960 he was appointed by Governor Ralph Herseth as a member of the Dakota Centennial Commission.[3]

He is best known for winning, without any opposition, the 1960 South Dakota presidential primary and did not run in any other state. Lloyd, alongside that year's Republican nominee, Vice President Richard Nixon, and Governor of West Virginia Cecil H. Underwood (who also ran only in his home state), were the only candidates to win primaries in 1960.

In March 1969, he died in hospital in Yankton, South Dakota at the age of 83. He had suffered a stroke two weeks earlier.

Electoral history[edit]

1960 South Dakota Republican presidential primary:[4]

  • James M. Lloyd - 48,461 (100.00%)

1960 Republican Party presidential primaries:[5]


  1. ^ South Dakota Legislature: James M. Lloyd
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Lloyd
  3. ^ "James Lloyd Dies At Yankton". Argus-Leader. 11 March 1969. p. 2. Archived from the original on 26 December 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Our Campaigns - SD US President - R Primary Race - Jun 07, 1960
  5. ^ Our Campaigns - US President - R Primaries Race - Feb 01, 1960