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George LOYALL

(1789-1868)

LOYALL, George, a Representative from Virginia; born in Norfolk, Va., May 29, 1789; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1808; studied law but did not practice; visited England in 1815; member of the State house of delegates 1818-1827; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1829; successfully contested the election of Thomas Newton to the Twenty-first Congress and served from March 9, 1830, to March 3, 1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); Navy agent at Norfolk, Va., 1837-1861, with the exception of two years; died in Norfolk, Va., February 24, 1868; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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

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