Henry B. Lovering

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Henry Bacon Lovering
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887
Preceded by Eben F. Stone
Succeeded by Henry Cabot Lodge
Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
In office
January 3, 1881[1] – January 1, 1883[1]
Preceded by George P. Sanderson
Succeeded by William L. Baird
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born August 3, 1822
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Died April 5, 1911(1911-04-05) (aged 88)[2]
Wakefield, Massachusetts[2]
Resting place Pine Grove Cemetery
Political party Democratic[2]
Spouse(s) Abby J. Clifford[2]
Alma mater Phillips Exeter Academy
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Unit Eighth Massachusetts Regiment
Third Massachusetts Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Battle of Winchester[2]

Henry Bacon Lovering (April 8, 1841 – April 5, 1911) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Lovering attended the public schools of Lynn, Massachusetts, and was graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire.

Service in the American Civil War[edit]

During the Civil War enlisted in 1862 in the Eighth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and served out his term. Lovering reenlisted in the Third Massachusetts Cavalry. Lovering served until the September 19, 1864 Battle of Winchester where he lost his left leg.[2][3]

Service in the Massachusetts House of Representatives[edit]

Lovering served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1872 and 1874.

Lynn Massachusetts Board of Assessors[edit]

Lovering was a member of the Lynn, Massachusetts Board of Assessors in 1879 and 1880.[2]

Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts[edit]

Lovering served as the 18th Mayor of Lynn in 1881 and 1882.[3]

Congressional service[edit]

Lovering was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress.

Chairmen of the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention[edit]

Lovering was Chairmen of the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention of 1886.[3]

Candidate for Governor[edit]

Lovering was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1887.[3]

United States Marshal for Massachusetts[edit]

In 1888 Lovering was appointed United States Marshal for Massachusetts by President Cleveland,[2] he served as Marshall until the Republicans returned to power in 1891.

Later career[edit]

Lovering was Warden of the State prison 1891-1893, United States pension agent at Boston 1894-1898, Sealer of weights and measures for the city of Boston, Massachusetts from 1902 to 1905, and Superintendent of the Chardon Street Soldiers' Home at Boston from 1905-1907.

Death and Burial[edit]

Lovering moved to Wakefield, Massachusetts, in 1907, where he died at the residence of his son[2][3] on April 5, 1911.[3] Lovering was interred in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Massachusetts.



  1. ^ a b Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1888), History of Essex County, Massachusetts: with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Volume 1, Issue 1, Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & CO., p. 261. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Metcalf, Henry Harrison (June 1911), The Granite Monthly, Vol XLIII, No. 6; New Hampshire Necrology Hon. Henry B. Lovering, Concord, New Hampshire: Granite Monthly Company, p. 222. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f The New York Times (April 6, 1911), Ex-Congressman Henry B. Lovering., New York, New York: New York Times, p. 11. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
George P. Sanderson
Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
January 3, 1881 - January 1, 1883
Succeeded by
William L. Baird
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Eben F. Stone
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
Succeeded by
Henry Cabot Lodge

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.