Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26 Free & Accepted Masons

Loyd Cleveland:  Admitted to the bar in 1881, Lloyd Cleveland has .for nearly thirty-five years found abundant opportunities for a successful professional career at Griffin, and his reputation is second to none among the members of the bar of Spalding

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Born in Griffin July 13, 1861, he is a son of James Rice and Mary H. (Beall) Cleveland. Both parents were born in Georgia, the. father being of English and the mother of Scotch stock. His father was a dentist by profession. Attending the common schools as a boy

and later Mercer University of Macon, Lloyd Cleveland was graduated in July, 1880, and after continuing the study of law privately for a time, was admitted to the bar in 1881. Since then he has been constantly engaged in practice, and in addition to a large volume of private business was serving as division counsel for the Central of Georgia Railroad Company. He also represents as attorney the Spalding County Merchants and Planters Bank and the Griffin Banking Company, and is a director in the latter. He is. a member of both the Spalding County and the Georgia Bar associations.


Fraternally Mr. Cleveland is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and is a Knight Templar Mason and Shriner. He served as Worshipful Master of Meridian Sun Lodge No. 26 in 1909.


On November 9, 1886, he married Miss Maggie E. Thompson of Greenville, Georgia, and a native of this state. They are the

parents of two sons. Phillip McLauren, the older, became an attorney associated with his father in practice. The second son is Alan, who was a student and also a practical young farmer.