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ALLEN, John Beard



ALLEN, John Beard, a Delegate from the Territory of Washington and a Senator from Washington; born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., May 18, 1845; attended the public schools and Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.; during the Civil War served as a private; moved to Rochester, Minn., in 1865 and engaged in business as a grain dealer; graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and was admitted to the bar in 1869; moved to Washington Territory in 1870 and commenced the practice of law in Olympia; appointed United States attorney for the Territory of Washington by President Ulysses Grant and served from April 1875 to July 1885; reporter for the supreme court of the Territory 1878-1885; moved to Walla Walla in 1881; elected as a Republican Delegate to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-November 11, 1889); when the Territory was admitted as a State, elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, and served from November 19, 1889, to March 3, 1893; the legislature failing to elect a Senator, was appointed by the Governor to serve in the Senate until March 20, 1893; presented his credentials as a Senator-designate in 1893, but was not permitted to qualify; moved to Seattle and resumed the practice of law; died in Seattle, Wash., January 28, 1903; interment in Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle.

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

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External Research Collections

Oregon Historical Society

Portland, OR
Papers: Miscellaneous items in the William Hill collection.

University of Washington Libraries
Manuscripts and University Archives

Seattle, WA
Papers: 1902-1903. 6 items. Letters regarding indictment of his son for robbery in Alaska.
Additional Papers: Miscellaneous items in the Edwin Gardner Ames papers, 1887-1931; and the Norman Gales Blalock letterbook, 1891-1892.

Washington State University

Pullman, WA
Papers: 1889. 1 letter. To Allen.
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