George B. Loring

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George Bailey Loring
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
Preceded by Charles Perkins Thompson
Succeeded by Eben F. Stone
Delegate to the Republican National Convention
In office
1876–1876
Delegate to the Republican National Convention
In office
1872–1872
Delegate to the Republican National Convention
In office
1868–1868
President of the Massachusetts State Senate
Member of the Massachusetts State Senate
In office
1873–1876
Chairman of the Massachusetts State Republican Committee
In office
1869–1876
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1866–1867
In office
May 4, 1853 – February 16, 1858
Postmaster of Salem, Massachusetts
In office
May 4, 1853 – February 16, 1858
Personal details
Born November 8, 1817
North Andover, Massachusetts, USA
Died September 14, 1891
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Resting place Harmony Grove Cemetery.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Harvard
Profession Physician

George Bailey Loring (November 8, 1817 – September 14, 1891) was a Member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.

He attended Franklin Academy at Andover, Massachusetts and later briefly taught school. He graduated from Harvard University in 1838 and from the Harvard medical school in 1842. He practiced medicine for a short time in North Andover. Served as surgeon of the marine hospital at Chelsea, Massachusetts (1843–1850) and as surgeon of the Seventh Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia (1842–1844).

He was appointed commissioner to revise the United States marine hospital system in 1849.

Moved to Salem, Massachusetts in 1851; appointed postmaster of Salem on May 4, 1853, and served until his successor was appointed on February 16, 1858.

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).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1880. Made United States Commissioner of Agriculture (1881–1885); appointed United States Minister to Portugal in 1889 and served until his resignation in 1890.

He died in Salem, Massachusetts on September 14, 1891, aged 73, and was interred in Harmony Grove Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Perkins Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

1877–1881
Succeeded by
Eben F. Stone
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Edward Parke Custis Lewis
United States Ambassador to Portugal
1889-1890
Succeeded by
George Sherman Batcheller