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ALLEN, Heman (of Milton)

1777–1844

Biography

ALLEN, Heman (of Milton), a Representative from Vermont; born in Ashfield (now Deerfield), Mass., June 14, 1777; attended an academy in Chesterfield, N.H., for two years; moved to Grand Isle, Vt.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1803 and commenced practice in Milton, Vt.; member of the State house of representatives 1810-1814, 1816, 1817, 1822, and 1824-1826; moved to Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., in 1828 and continued the practice of his profession; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second through the Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1839); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Twenty-third through Twenty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Burlington, Vt., on December 11, 1844; interment in Elmwood Avenue Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections

Albany, NY
Microfilm: In the Henry Stevens Collection, 1805-1848, Microfilm of original papers from the Vermont State Archives. The papers of Heman Allen consist of business and personal correspondence, notes, and receipts for the years 1805-1848. Amongst the correspondence is an interesting number of political letters from various members of Vermont's congressional delegation which reveal the political flavor of the times. An unpublished guide is available in the repository.
Microfilm: In the Jonathan Hatch Hubbard papers, 1802-1832, amount unknown. Correspondents include Heman Allen.
Microfilm: In the Archibald W. Hyde papers, 1813-1839, amount unknown. Correspondents include Heman Allen.

Vermont State Archives

Montpelier, VT
Papers: In the Henry Stevens Collection, 1805-1848, The papers of Heman Allen consist of business and personal correspondence, notes, and receipts for the years 1805-1848. Amongst the correspondence is an interesting number of political letters from various members of Vermont's congressional delegation which reveal the political flavor of the times. An unpublished guide is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Converse, Charles Allen, comp. and ed. Some of the ancestors and descendants of Samuel Converse, jr., of Thompson parish, Killingly, Conn.; Major James Convers, of Woburn, Mass.; Hon. Heman Allen, M. C., of Milton and Burlington, Vermont; Captain Jonathan Bixby, sr. of Killingly, Conn. Comp. and ed. by Charles Allen Converse. Boston: E. Putnam, [1905].

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