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 any opposition, the 1960 South Dakota Presidential primary. He 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.[citation needed]

Electoral history

1960 South Dakota Republican presidential primary:[2]

  • James M. Lloyd - 48,461 (100.00%)

1960 Republican Party presidential primaries:[3]


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  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