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Companion Bishop David Michael Loomis (Ret), affectionately known as Doc, was elected Commander of the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal Legion in 2013 having formerly served as its Chaplain. Companion Loomis bases his Loyal Legion membership on the service of 1st Lt. Charles Wilson Loomis, Co. I, 54th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, one of three Ohio brothers who took up arms, the eldest serving as a Confederate officer.

Arriving in America in 1638, the Loomis family is one of this nationís oldest and most militarily prolific families, sending over 700 of its kin to fight for the Union cause.

Doc is an ROTC graduate and holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in ministry. He was consecrated Bishop in the Anglican Province of Rwanda in September 2009.

Companion Loomis is a member of the Gov. Wm. Dennison Camp #125 of the Sons of Union Veterans and the Ohio Society of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is married to Ellen with whom he has four adult children and eight grandchildren. The couple resides in Medina, Ohio.


Five members of the Loomis family were among the original companions at the founding of our Order.