LOAN, Benjamin Franklin

LOAN, Benjamin Franklin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1819–1881

Biography

LOAN, Benjamin Franklin, A Representative from Missouri; born in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Ky., October 4, 1819; pursued an academic course; studied law in Kentucky; moved to St. Joseph, Mo., in 1838; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced in St. Joseph; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; commissioned brigadier general of Missouri State Militia in the service of the United States November 27, 1861; honorably discharged June 8, 1863; elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1869); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Fortieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; appointed by President Grant a visitor to the United States Military Academy in 1869; resumed the practice of law in St. Joseph, Mo.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; died in St. Joseph, Mo., March 30, 1881; interment in Mount Mora Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1869, 1 item. A letter from Benjamin Franklin Loan to E. Rockwood Hoar written on March 18, 1869. In the letter, Benjamin Franklin Loan recommends George S. Simms of Paducah, Kentucky, for a judgeship in Montana Territory.
Papers: 1869, 1 item. A letter from Benjamin Franklin Loan to E. Rockwood Hoar written on October 7, 1869. In the letter, Benjamin Franklin Loan encloses a recommendation for himself from Judge Dundy of Nebraska to be filed with his application.
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