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Dwight LOOMIS

(1821-1903)

LOOMIS, Dwight, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Columbia, Tolland County, Conn., July 27, 1821; attended the common schools and academies in Monson and Amherst, Mass.; taught school; was graduated from the law department of Yale University in 1847; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Rockville, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1851; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856; member of the State senate 1857-1859; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; judge of the superior court of the State 1864-1875; justice of the supreme court of the State 1875-1891; moved to Hartford, Conn., in 1892; State referee from 1892 until his death in a train accident near Waterbury, Conn., September 17, 1903; interment in Grove Hill Cemetery, Rockville, Conn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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