LOOMIS, Andrew Williams, (1797 - 1873)


LOOMIS, Andrew Williams, a Representative from Ohio; born in Lebanon, Conn., June 27, 1797; was graduated in law from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1819; was admitted to the bar; moved to Canton, Ohio, and practiced; moved to New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Ohio; delegate to the National-Republican State convention in 1827 and 1828; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1837, until October 20, 1837, when he resigned; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1839 and resumed the practice of his profession; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, about 1868; died while on a visit to Cumberland, Md., August 24, 1873; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.