Lloyd, David, c.1656-1731, political leader in colonial Pennsylvania, b. Wales. Having been commissioned attorney general of Pennsylvania by William Penn, Lloyd arrived in Philadelphia in 1686. He later became a member of the provincial assembly, acting as its speaker and serving in the provincial council on several occasions. After 1703, Lloyd assumed the leadership of the antiproprietary party and was in constant sharp conflict with James Logan. He served as chief justice of Pennsylvania from 1717 until his death.
Lloyd, Harold, 1893-1971, American movie actor, b. Burchard, Kans. Lloyd was famous for his comic portrayals of a wistful innocent with horn-rimmed glasses who blunders in and out of hair-raising situations. His natural style of acting helped to create a believable character that made Lloyd the most popular film comedian of the 1920s. He appeared in over 500 films, including many shorts, spanning both the silent and sound eras; among them were Safety Last (1923), Girl Shy (1924), The Freshman (1925), Movie Crazy (1932), and Mad Wednesday (1947).

See S. Lloyd and J. Vance, Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian (2002).

Lloyd, Henry Demarest, 1847-1903, American reformer, b. New York City. He was on the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune from 1872 to 1885 but resigned to study social problems. His Wealth against Commonwealth (1894) is an attack on monopolies, based especially on an analysis of the Standard Oil Company. He traveled widely, writing about conditions in various countries and always supporting the causes of the underprivileged.

See biography by C. A. Lloyd (1912); study by C. M. Destler (1963).

Lloyd, Seton Howard Frederick, 1902-96, English archaeologist. Trained originally as an architect, he gained his first archaeological experience in 1928 as a member of the Egypt Exploration Society's expedition to Tell el Amarna. Acting (1930-37) as field supervisor to the Iraq Expedition of the Univ. of Chicago Oriental Institute, he worked at the sites of Tell Asmar and Khafajah. He was (1949-61) director of the British Institute of Archaeology, in Ankara, and (1962-69) professor of archaeology at the Univ. of London. His writings include Ruined Cities of Iraq (1945), Foundations in the Dust (1947), The Art of the Ancient Near East (1961), and Early Highland Peoples of Anatolia (1967).
Lloyd is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 9,941 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Lloyd is located in the eastern part of Ulster County. U.S. Route 9W runs north and south in the eastern part of the town. The concurrent U.S. Route 44 and NY 55 pass through the southeast corner of the town. NY 299 also runs east-west across town. Lloyd is on the opposite side of the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie, New York, to which it is linked by the Mid-Hudson Bridge.


The Town of Lloyd was formed from the town of New Paltz, New York in 1845.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.4 square miles (86.4 km²), of which, 31.7 square miles (82.2 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it (4.91%) is water.

The east town line, marked by the Hudson River, is the border of Dutchess County, New York.


As of the census of 2000, there were 9,941 people, 3,626 households, and 2,429 families residing in the town. The population density was 313.3 people per square mile (121.0/km²). There were 3,818 housing units at an average density of 120.3/sq mi (46.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.29% White, 5.22% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.30% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.07% of the population.

There were 3,626 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,686, and the median income for a family was $61,584. Males had a median income of $40,774 versus $30,286 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,299. About 5.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in Lloyd, NY

  • Chodikee Lake -- A small lake near the north town line.
  • Clintondale Station -- A hamlet in the southwest part of the town.
  • Elting Corners -- A hamlet west of Lloyd village on Route 299.
  • Highland -- A hamlet in the southeast part of the town on Route 9W.
  • Highland Landing -- A location southeast of Highland by the Hudson River.
  • Lloyd -- The hamlet of Lloyd is in the south-central part of the town on Route 299.
  • Oakes -- A location in the southeast part of the town.


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