Mayor Alexander Loyd Biography

Mayor of Chicago, 1840-1841


  • Born August 19, 1805 in Orange County, N.Y.
  • Builder and contractor; owned a lumberyard and was proprietor of a dry goods and grocery store
  • Served as chief engineer of the Fire Department
  • Served several years as alderman
  • Survived by four children
  • Died May 7, 1872 in West Lyons, Ill.
  • Buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago


  • Andreas, A.T. History of Chicago: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. A.T. Andreas, 1884–86.
  • Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
  • "Obituary 1 -- no Title." Chicago Tribune, May 8, 1872, p. 6.
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