James E. Boyd
(1834 1906) was an Irish
-born American politician. He was the Mayor
of Omaha, Nebraska
from 1881 to 1883 and from 1885 to 1887, and the governor of the state of Nebraska
in 1891 and from 1892 1893. He was a member of the Democratic Party
, and the first Democrat elected as Nebraska's governor.
Boyd County, Nebraska is named after him.
Between 1885 and 1890 his portrait was painted in Omaha by artist Herbert A. Collins.