Dwight Loomis

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(27 July, 1821 — 17 September, 1903) Loomis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Columbia, Conn., Loomis studied law at Yale University and was admitted to the bar in 1847. Loomis served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1851, as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856, and as a member of the State senate from 1857 to 1859. Loomis was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses serving from March 4th, 1859 to March 3, 1863. Afterward, Loomis served as judge of the Superior Court of the State from 1864 to 1875 and as justice of the Supreme Court of the State from 1875 to 1891. Loomis was a State referee from 1892 until his death in a train accident near Waterbury, Conn. in 1903. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Connecticut Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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