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ALLEN, Amos Lawrence

ALLEN, Amos Lawrence
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1837–1911

Biography

ALLEN, Amos Lawrence, a Representative from Maine; born in Waterboro, York County, Maine, March 17, 1837; attended the common schools, Whitestown Seminary, Whitestown, N.Y., and was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1860; studied law at Columbian Law School, Washington, D.C.; was admitted to the bar of York County in 1866 but never practiced; served as a clerk in the United States Treasury Department 1867-1870; elected clerk of the courts for York County, Maine, in 1870, reelected three times, and served until January 1, 1883; member of the State house of representatives in 1886 and 1887; private secretary to Speaker Thomas B. Reed in Fifty-first, Fifty-fourth, and Fifty-fifth Congresses; delegate at large to the Republican National Convention at St. Louis in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas B. Reed; reelected to the Fifty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1899, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 20, 1911; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Alfred, Maine.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Maine Historical Society

Portland, ME
Papers: 1910, 5 items. Letters from Amos L. Allen, U.S. House of Representatives, to Aaron B. Cole, Henry E. Olsen, A. V. Metcalf, Moses Green, and Marcus Watson, in reference to the possible approval of the Telepost bill which concerned empowering the Telepost Company to extend its lines into the District of Columbia. Amos L. Allen favored the bill.
Papers: In the Frederic Horton King scrapbook, 1905, 1 volume. Correspondents include Amos Allen.
Papers: In the George Turner Papers, 1888-1944, 2 folders. Correspondents include Amos Allen.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 62d Congress, 1st session, 1911. Amos L. Allen (late a representative from Maine) Memorial addresses. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1913.

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