George Loyall

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George Loyall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded by Thomas Newton, Jr.
Succeeded by Francis Mallory
In office
March 9, 1830 – March 3, 1831
Preceded by Thomas Newton, Jr.
Succeeded by Thomas Newton, Jr.
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Norfolk Borough
In office
1817–1826
Preceded by Littleton Tazewell
Succeeded by Albert Allmand
Personal details
Born (1789-05-29)May 29, 1789
Norfolk, Virginia
Died February 24, 1868(1868-02-24) (aged 78)
Norfolk, Virginia
Political party Jacksonian
Alma mater College of William and Mary
Profession politician

George Loyall (May 29, 1789 – February 24, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Biography[edit]

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Loyall was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1808. He studied law but did not practice. Visited England in 1815. He served as member of the State house of delegates 1818-1827. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1829. He successfully contested the election of Thomas Newton to the Twenty-first Congress and served from March 9, 1830, to March 3, 1831.

Loyall was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837). Navy agent at Norfolk, Virginia from 1837 to 1861, with the exception of two years. He died in Norfolk, Virginia, February 24, 1868. He was interred in Elmwood Cemetery.

Electoral history[edit]

  • 1829; Loyall lost the election to Republican Thomas Newton but the election was invalidated and Loyall was seated.
  • 1831; Loyall lost his re-election bid to Newton, winning only 48.99% of the vote.
  • 1833; Loyall won re-election with 53.03% of the vote, defeating Miles King Jr.
  • 1835; Loyall won re-election with 52.49% of the vote, defeating Whig Arthur Emmerson.

Sources[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Newton, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district

1830–1831
Succeeded by
Thomas Newton, Jr.
Preceded by
Thomas Newton, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district

1833–1837
Succeeded by
Francis Mallory