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Eugene Francis LOUD

(1847-1908)

LOUD, Eugene Francis, a Representative from California; born in Abington, Plymouth County, Mass., March 12, 1847; went to sea and afterward settled in California; during the Civil War enlisted in a California Cavalry battalion in 1862, which formed a part of the Second Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry; returned to California; engaged in mining and as clerk for fifteen years; studied law; clerk in the customs service at San Francisco, Calif.; member of the State assembly in 1884; cashier of the city and county of San Francisco; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; died in San Francisco, Calif., December 19, 1908; remains were cremated and the ashes interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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

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