ALLEN, Joseph

1749–1827

Biography

ALLEN, Joseph, (nephew of Samuel Adams), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., September 2, 1749; was graduated from Harvard College in 1774; engaged in business in Leicester, Mass.; moved to Worcester in 1776; member of the State constitutional convention of 1788; appointed clerk of the courts and held that office until 1810, when he resigned to serve in Congress; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jabez Upham and served from October 8, 1810, to March 3, 1811; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1810; State councilor from 1815 to 1818; died in Worcester, Mass., September 2, 1827; interment in Mechanic Street Burying Ground.

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

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External Research Collections

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: In the Dwight Foster Papers, ca. 1757-1884, 8 volumes. Correspondents include Joseph Allen.
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