James M. Lloyd

James M. Lloyd

James M. Lloyd (1886-1969) was a United States Republican politician from South Dakota.

A native of Yankton, South Dakota, he served as a delegate to the 1940 Republican National Convention and 1944 Republican National Convention.[1]

He is best known for winning without an opposition 1960 South Dakota Presidential primary. He didn't run in any other state. Lloyd, alongside that year 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.

Electoral history

1960 South Dakota Republican presidential primary:[2]

  • James M. Lloyd - 48,461 (100.00%)

1960 Republican presidential primaries:[3]


  • Our Campaigns profile
  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Lloyd
  2. ^ Our Campaigns - SD US President - R Primary Race - Jun 07, 1960
  3. ^ Our Campaigns - US President - R Primaries Race - Feb 01, 1960