Loring, George B.
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.
- Vertical File in Salem Collection- Loring Farm/George B. Loring
- Salem, Massachusetts Turino and Schier, p. 41 (photo of Loring residence)
- George B. Loring New York Times obituary, Sept. 15, 1891
- Essex Institute Historical Collections Vol. 122, p. 35 (Jan. 1986)
- "Obituary. George B. Loring" Salem Evening News, Sept. 14, 1891, p. 1
- Salem, Massachusetts ed. by K. Turino, p. 41 (photograph of Loring Farm)
- Celebration at North Bridge, Salem, July 4, 1862:oration by George B. Loring
- "Loring Avenue's storied history" Salem News, Aug. 24, 2016, p. 9