|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 11th district
March 4, 1899 – September 16, 1903
|Preceded by||David Grant Colson|
|Succeeded by||W. Godfrey Hunter|
November 24, 1839|
Washington County, Tennessee
|Died||September 16, 1903
|Resting place||Pine Grove Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Tusculum College|
|Years of service||1861 – 1865|
|Unit||Company A, 24th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Boreing was born near Jonesboro, Washington County, Tennessee in 1839. He moved with his father to Laurel County, Kentucky, in 1847. He attended Laurel Seminary, London, Kentucky, and Tusculum College, Greenville, Tennessee, and was enlisted as a private in the Union Army in Company A, 24th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry on November 1, 1861. Boreing was commissioned as the first lieutenant for meritorious conduct.
Early careers 
In 1868 through 1872, Boreing served as the county superintendent of public schools. Later in 1875, he established the Mountain Echo in London, the first Republican newspaper published in southeastern Kentucky.
Boreing served in various positions in the 1880s. He served as a county judge in 1886, president of the Cumberland Valley Land Co. in 1887, president of the First National Bank of London in 1888, and as a department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in Kentucky in 1889.
U.S. Representative career 
Boreing was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1899, until his death in London on September 16, 1903. He was buried at the Pine Grove Cemetery.
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