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George Alvin LOUD

(1852-1925)

LOUD, George Alvin, a Representative from Michigan; born in Bracebridge, Ohio, June 18, 1852; moved with his parents to Massachusetts in 1856 and to Au Sable, Mich., in 1866; attended the English High School, Boston, Mass., and Professor Patterson’s School at Detroit, Mich.; was graduated from the Ann Arbor High School in 1869; vice president and general manager of the Au Sable & Northwestern Railroad; for four years was a colonel on the staff of Governor Pingree; paymaster on the U. S. revenue cutter McCulloch when it participated in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; elected to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for renomination; engaged in the lumber business at Au Sable, Mich.; killed in an automobile accident at Myrtle Point, Mich., November 13, 1925; interment in Au Sable Cemetery, Oscoda, Mich.

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

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