George William LOFT, Congress, NY (1865-1943)


LOFT, George William, a Representative from New York; born in New York City February 6, 1865; attended the public schools; engaged in the manufacture of candy from early boyhood; director in several corporations; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Timothy D. Sullivan; reelected in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress and served from November 4, 1913, to March 3, 1917; was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; resumed the candy manufacturing business until 1929, when he founded the South Shore Trust Co. in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, N.Y., and served as president until his death; died in Baldwin, Nassau County, N.Y., November 6, 1943; interment in St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Westchester, New York City.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present