Loring, George B.

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George Bailey Loring (1818-1891)

Loring Avenue in Salem is named for him.

George Loring represented his district in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the Massachusetts State House and Senate. A Harvard graduate, he also served in the U. S. Commissioner of Agriculture and Minister to Portugal.

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1866–1867); chairman of the Massachusetts State Republican committee (1869–1876); served in the State senate (1873–1876) and was also president of that body.

He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1868, 1872, and 1876; appointed United States centennial commissioner for the State of Massachusetts in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1881).

George Bailey Loring died on Sept. 13, 1891 and is buried in Harmony Grove. Adjacent headstones mark the graves of wife Mary and Loring's in-laws William, Love and Sophia Pickman.

See Also

  • Vertical File in Salem Collection- Loring Farm/George B. Loring
  • "Obituary. George B. Loring" Salem Evening News, Sept. 14, 1891, p. 1
  • "Loring Avenue's storied history" Salem News, Aug. 24, 2016, p. 9