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abolitionist , Lawyer

Ellis Gray Loring, American lawyer, abolitionist.

Background

Loring, Ellis Gray was born on April 14, 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James Tyng and Relief (Faxon) Loring.

Education

Attended Harvard, 1823. Studied law.

Career

Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1827. An organizer New England Anti-Slavery Society, 1831, contributed much financial support (newspaper Liberator could not have been continued without his help). Favored “gradual abolition” approach to problem.

Successfully presented legal arguments in case of Commonwealth versus Thomas Aves, involving Negro slave Ned who was brought into Massachusetts, established principle that slave brought to Massachusetts could not be taken out of that state against his will. Practiced law until 1858. Author: An Address to the Abolitionists of Massachusetts on the Subject of Political Action, 1838.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: An Address to the Abolitionists of Massachusetts on the Subject of Political Action, 1838.

Connections

Married Louisa Gilman, October 29, 1827.

father:
James Tyng Loring

mother:
Relief (Faxon) Loring

spouse:
Louisa Gilman