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LORING, Charles Greeley, lawyer, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 2 May, 1794; died in Beverly, Massachusetts, 8 October, 1868. He was graduated at Harvard in 1812, studied law in Boston, and for many years was a well-known member of the Boston bar. He was actuary of the Massachusetts hospital life-insurance company from 1857 until his death, and in 1862 he served in the state senate. He was a member of the American academy of arts and sciences, and of the Massachusetts historical society. Mr. Loring was an eloquent and effective speaker. His numerous addresses include one that he delivered, 4 July, 1821, before the town authorities of Boston, Massachusetts, that before the Boston mercantile library association in 1845, at the Republican mass-meeting in Faneuil hall in 1862, an oration on the death of Edward Everett, whom he succeeded as president of the Boston union club, and an address at the meeting of Boston citizens after the assassination of President Lincoln. Harvard gave him the degree of LL.D. in 1850. Besides addresses, he published " Neutral Relations between the United States and England" (Boston, 1863), and "Life of William Sturgis" (1864).
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