Vincent Boreing

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Vincent Boreing
A man with dark hair and a mustache wearing a black jacket and necktie with a white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1899 – September 16, 1903
Preceded byDavid Grant Colson
Succeeded byW. Godfrey Hunter
Personal details
Born(1839-11-24)November 24, 1839
Washington County, Tennessee
DiedSeptember 16, 1903(1903-09-16) (aged 63)
London, Kentucky
Resting placePine Grove Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materTusculum College
ProfessionPublisher, businessman
SignatureVincent Boreing
Military service
AllegianceUnited States Union
Branch/serviceUnited States Union Army
Years of service1861 – 1865
RankUnion army 1st lt rank insignia.jpg First lieutenant
UnitKentucky Company A, 24th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Vincent Boreing (November 24, 1839 – September 16, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.


Boreing was born near Jonesboro, Washington County, Tennessee in 1839. He moved with his father to Laurel County, Kentucky, in 1847. He attended Laurel Seminary, London, Kentucky, and Tusculum College, Greenville, Tennessee, and was enlisted as a private in the Union Army in Company A, 24th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry on November 1, 1861. Boreing was commissioned as the first lieutenant for meritorious conduct.

Early careers[edit]

In 1868 through 1872, Boreing served as the county superintendent of public schools. Later in 1875, he established the Mountain Echo in London, the first Republican newspaper published in southeastern Kentucky.

Boreing served in various positions in the 1880s. He served as a county judge in 1886, president of the Cumberland Valley Land Co. in 1887, president of the First National Bank of London in 1888, and as a department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in Kentucky in 1889.

U.S. Representative career[edit]

Boreing was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1899, until his death in London on September 16, 1903. He was buried at the Pine Grove Cemetery.


Vincent Boreing is the namesake of the community of Boreing, Kentucky.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (28 August 2013). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 84. ISBN 0-8131-4401-9.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
David G. Colson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 11th congressional district

1899 – 1903 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
W. Godfrey Hunter