Eugene F. Loud

Eugene Francis Loud (March 12, 1847 – December 19, 1908) was an American Civil War veteran who served six terms as a U.S. Representative from California from 1891 to 1903.

Eugene F. Loud
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byThomas J. Clunie
Succeeded byWilliam J. Wynn
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 43rd district
In office
January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byLuther L. Ewing
Personal details
Born(1847-03-12)March 12, 1847
Abington, Massachusetts
DiedDecember 19, 1908(1908-12-19) (aged 61)
San Francisco, California
Political partyRepublican

Early life and careerEdit

Born in Abington, Massachusetts, Loud went to sea and afterward settled in California. During the Civil War, he enlisted in a California Cavalry battalion in 1862, which formed a part of the Second Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry.

He returned to California, where he engaged in mining and as clerk for fifteen years. He studied law, and served as a clerk in the customs service in San Francisco. He served as a member of the California State Assembly for the 43rd district from 1885 to 1887.[1] He was cashier of the city and county of San Francisco.


Loud was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1903). He served as chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-seventh Congresses). In April 1898, Loud was among the six representatives who voted against declaring war on Spain. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress.


He died in San Francisco, December 19, 1908. He remains were cremated and the ashes interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.


  1. ^ "Join California - Eugene F. Loud".
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by

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