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George Alvin Loud (1852-1925)
Congressman from Au Sable serving the Michigan 10th District.

1915 biography. (Added, Mar. 2009)

History of Michigan, by Charles Moore, 1915

HON. GEORGE ALVIN LOUD.
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For ten years a representative of the Tenth Michigan District in the United States Congress, George Alvin Loud is one of Michigan's notable men and for many years has been identified with the lumber business at Au Sable.

George Alvin Loud was born at Bracebridge, Ohio, June 18, 1852, a son of Henry M. and Villetta (Kile) Loud. He came to Michigan during his childhood, and in 1869 graduated from the Ann Arbor High School. Since leaving school he has been continuously identified with the lumber industry, and is a member of the firm of H. M. Loud's Sons Company. He has also served as vice president and general manager of the Au Sable & Northwestern Railroad, and was paymaster of the United Stats revenue cutter McCollogh when it participated in the battle of Manila Bay.

As a Republican Mr. Loud was elected in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress from the Tenth Michigan District, and held his seat continuously from the Fifty-eighth to the end of the Sixty-second CongressSixty-fourth Congress. Mr. Loud was married December 5, 1888 to Elizabeth Glennie.

Bio. based on data from Wikipedia.org. (Added Nov., 2008)

GEORGE A. LOUD.
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George Alvin Loud was born June 18, 1852, in Bainbridge Township, Geauga County, Ohio, and moved with his parent to Masschusetts in 1856, and then to Au Sable, Michigan, in 1866. He attended the English High School in Boston, and Professor Patterson's School at Detroit. He graduated from Ann Arbor High School (now Pioneer High School) in 1869. He was vice president and general manager of the Au Sable and Northwestern Railroad. For four years he was a colonel on the staff of Michigan Governor Hazen S. Pingree. He was paymaster on the U.S. revenue cutter "McCulloch" when it participated in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.

Loud was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 10th congressional district to the 58th United States Congress, and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1903 to March 3, 1913. In 1912, Loud was defeated by Progressive Roy O. Woodruff, whom he subsequently defeated in the 1914 elections, serving in the 64th Congress, from March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1917. In 1916, Loud was defeated in the Republican primary elections by Gilbert A. Currie.

Loud returned to Au Sable, where he engaged in the lumber business. On November 13, 1925, he was killed in an automobile accident at Myrtle Point, Michigan and was interred in Au Sable Cemetery in Oscoda.

Congressional bio.

Congressional Biographies -- Library of Congress

LOUD, George Alvin, a Representative from Michigan;
born in Bracebridge, Ohio, June 18, 1852;
moved with his parents to Massachusettes in 1856 and to Au Sable, Mich., in 1866;
attended the English High School, Boston, Mass., and Professor Patterson's School at Detroit, Mich.;
was graduated from the Ann Arbor High School in 1869;
vice president and general manager of the Au Sable & Northwestern Railroad;
for four yeas was a colonel on the staff of Governor Pingree;
paymaster on the U.S. revenue cutter McCulloch when it participated in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War;
elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913;
unsuccessful candidate for reelection;
elected to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917);
unsuccessful candidate for renomination;
engaged in the lumber business at Au Sable, Mich.;
killed in an automobile accident at Myrtle Point, Mich., November 13, 1925;
interment at Au Sable Cemetery, Oscoda, Mich.

Au Sable fire of 1911. (Added Nov., 2008)

New York Times - July 13, 1911

FIRE LOSS IN MICHIGAN
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Three Dead in Oscoda -- Congressman Loud's Home Destroyed.
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The heaviest loser is H. M. Loud Sons Company, of which Congressman George A. Loud of the Tenth Michigan District is the head. The company's loss is nearly three-quarters of a million dollars. Its property consisted of two saw mills, planing mill, shingle mill, bolt mill, lumber yard, cedar yard, pump house, stores and residences. The total losses are probably in excess of $1,500,000.

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  • Related Notes & Pages

    George A. Loud

    Family:
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Glennie
  • Father: Henry M. Loud
    Bay City:
    Prior to WWII, the city had many cannons displayed in parks and at city hall. All were acquired by Congressman Loud.
    related Pages:
    Bay City Cannons
    [Woodruff, Roy O.}
  • People Referenced
    Currie, Gilbert A.
    Glennie, Elizabeth (wife)
    Kile, Villetta (mother)
    Loud, George A. (subject)
    Loud, Henry M. (father)
    Patterson, Professor
    Pingree, Hazen S. Gov.
    Woodruff, Roy O.
    Subjects Referenced
    Ann Arbor High School
    Au Sable, MI
    Au Sable Cemetery
    Au Sable & N.W. R.R.
    Bainbridge Twp., OH
    Boston, MA
    Bracebridge, OH
    English H.S., Boston
    H.M. Loud & Sons Co.
    Manila, battle
    Massachusettes
    MI 10th District
    Myrtle Point, MI
    Oscoda, MI
    Spanish-American War
    U.S. Congress
    U.S. rev. cutter McCulloch
    Internet Resources
    Historical magzine with written history on the 1898 Battle of Manila Bay by Colonel George A. Loud:

    "Article from Century Magazine: "The Battle of Manila Bay, The Destruction of the Spanish Fleet Described by Eye-Witnesses," by Col. George A. Loud, who witnessed the battle from the revenue Cutter Hugh McCulloch. This is an original article from Century Magazine, Vol. LVI, #4, Aug., 1898, 19 pp. (loose), 6 1/4" x 9 1/4". One page creased."
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  • WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.