Chester Loomis

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Chester Loomis (December 25, 1789 — December 18, 1873) was an American merchant and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Nathan Loomis (1762–1850) and Dorcas (Pratt) Loomis. He was born in that part of Whitestown, then located in Montgomery County, which in 1792 was separated as the Town of Westmoreland, now in Oneida County, New York. The family removed to Augusta, New York in 1793. Chester Loomis attended school in Peterboro, New York, and afterwards became a clerk in Canandaigua.

On October 19, 1815, he married Hannah Hobart (1791–1865), and they had several children, among them Michigan State Senator Charles A. Loomis (1816–1898). Chester Loomis was Postmaster of Rushville, New York from 1818 to 1841. In 1827, he was appointed an associate judge of the Ontario County Court.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (7th D.) from 1835 to 1838, sitting in the 58th, 59th, 60th and 61st New York State Legislatures.

He died in Rushville, and was buried at the Rushville Village Cemetery in Yates County, New York.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
William H. Seward
New York State Senate
Seventh District (Class 4)

1835–1838
Succeeded by
Robert C. Nicholas