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Henry Demarest Lloyd

Born: 1-May-1847
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 28-Sep-1903
Location of death: Winnetka, IL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, ashes at Episcopal Church, Winnetka, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Radical reporter

Henry Demarest Lloyd was active in the reform movement that brought down Boss Tweed in New York City, then relocated to Chicago, where he wrote for the Tribune. He earned his fame for exposing corporate misconduct, campaigning against child labor, and supporting the eight-hour work-day and other labor causes. He married Jessie Bross, the daughter of the Tribune's millionaire publisher William Bross (1813-1890), but Lloyd and his wife were disinherited when they came to the defense of the defendants in the Haymarket Riot. After quitting the paper, Lloyd continued filing muckraking reports as a free-lancer, and he is probably best-known for his 1881 Atlantic Monthly exposť of the methods used by John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil to smother competition. Lloyd's son, William Bross Lloyd, was a co-founder of the Communist Labor Party.


[1] National People's Party.

Mother: Aaron Lloyd (Christian minister, b. 27-Jun-1817, d. 17-Dec-1905)
Father: Maria Christie Demarest Lloyd (b. 1-Sep-1822, m. 10-Feb-1846, d. 28-Apr-1907)
Sister: Caroline Augusta Lloyd Withington Strobell ("Caro", author)
Wife: Jessie Bross Lloyd (b. 27-Sep-1844, m. 25-Dec-1873, d. 29-Dec-1904)
Son: William Bross Lloyd (b. 27-Feb-1875, d. 30-Jun-1946)
Son: Henry Demarest Lloyd, Jr. (b. 1878)
Son: John Lloyd ("Jack", b. 1885)

    High School: St. Mark's School, Southborough, MA
    University:
Columbia University
    Law School: Columbia University

    American Free Trade League
    Young Men's Municipal Reform League of New York
    Chicago Tribune Reporter (1872-85)
    AFL
    New York State Bar Association 1869
    English Ancestry Paternal
    French Ancestry Maternal
    Huguenot Ancestry Maternal
    Dutch Ancestry Maternal
    Welsh Ancestry Paternal

Author of books:
Every Man His Own Voter (1870)
A Strike of Millionaires against Miners, or, The Story of Spring Valley (1890)
The Safety of the Future Lies in Organized Labor (1893)
Wealth against Commonwealth (1894)
Labor Copartnership (1898)
A Country without Strikes: A Visit to the Compulsory Arbitration Court of New Zealand (1900)
Newest England: Notes of a Democratic Traveler in New Zealand (1900)
Man, the Social Creator (1906, posthumous)
A Sovereign People: A Study of Swiss Democracy (1907, posthumous)
Men, the Workers (1909, posthumous, with Caroline Stallbohm and Anne Withington)
Lords of Industry (1910, posthumous)
Mazzini, and Other Essays (1910, posthumous)
Henry Demarest Lloyd's Critiques of American Capitalism, 1881-1903 (1995, posthumous)


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