ALMON L. LOOMIS, a leading representative of the business interests of Fargo, North Dakota, is the junior member of the firm of March & Loomis, a well-known liveryman of that place. Of excellent business ability and broad resources, he has attained a prominent place among its substantial citizens and is a recognized leader in public affairs. He has won success by his well-directed, energetic efforts, and the property that has come to him is certainly well merited.
Mr. Loomis was born in Ashtabula county, Ohio, January 3, 1854, a son of Almon and Amelia (Morgan) Loomis, who spent their entire lives in that state, the father dying when our subject was only two years old, the mother five years later. In his native state the son passed his boyhood and youth, attending the Grand River Institute of Austinburg and the Orwell Normal Institute of Ashtabula county. In 1874 he went to Chicago, Illinois, and filled the position of traveling salesman for five years. He came to Fargo, North Dakota, in 1879, and for three years was employed as clerk in the post office at this place. Subsequently he spent a short time in Montana, but in the fall of the same year returned to Fargo, where he was employed as bookkeeper and was in the real estate business for some time. In the spring of 1887 he embarked in the livery business, which he has since most successfully conducted and now as a member of the firm of March & Loomis is doing a large and profitable business.
Socially Mr. Loomis is a prominent member of the Masonic order and politically is an ardent Republican, taking an active interest in political affairs. In 1890 he was elected to the state legislature from Cass county for a period of two years, and in 1891was appointed deputy United States marshal, in which capacity he served for eight years. He was appointed postmaster of Fargo in May, 1898, and is now filling that office in a most efficient and satisfactory manner. [Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Renae Capitanio]