BOREING, Vincent, (1839 - 1903)


Engraving (detail), Thomas Fleming, from "Around the Capital with Uncle Hank", New York: Nutshell Publishing Company, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BOREING, Vincent, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Jonesboro, Washington County, Tenn., November 24, 1839; moved with his father to Laurel County, Ky., in 1847; attended Laurel Seminary, London, Ky., and Tusculum College, Greenville, Tenn.; enlisted as a private in the Union Army in Company A, Twenty-fourth Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, November 1, 1861; for meritorious conduct was commissioned first lieutenant; county superintendent of public schools 1868-1872; established the Mountain Echo at London, Ky., in 1875, the first Republican newspaper published in southeastern Kentucky; county judge in 1886; president of the Cumberland Valley Land Co. in 1887; president of the First National Bank of London in 1888; department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in Kentucky in 1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, until his death in London, Laurel County, Ky., September 16, 1903; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.