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Henry Bacon LOVERING

(1841-1911)

LOVERING, Henry Bacon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Portsmouth, N.H., April 8, 1841; attended the public schools of Lynn, Mass., and was graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; during the Civil War enlisted in 1862 in the Eighth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and served out his term; reenlisted in the Third Massachusetts Cavalry; member of the State house of representatives in 1872 and 1874; city assessor in 1879 and 1880; mayor of Lynn in 1881 and 1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1887; United States marshal for Massachusetts 1888-1891; 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, Mass., 1902-1905; superintendent of the Chardon Street Soldiers’ Home at Boston 1905-1907; moved to Wakefield, Mass., in 1907, where he died on April 5, 1911; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Essex County, Mass.

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

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