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William Joshua Allen

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Born: June 9, 1829

Birthplace: Wilson County, Tennessee

Father: William Allen 1806 – 1859
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, Illinois)​

Mother: Elizabeth Joiner 1805 – 1862
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, Illinois)​

Wife: Anna McKeen 1840 – 1892
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois)​

Children:

Louise Allen Watson 1873 – 1921​
(Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Occupation before War:


Attorney in Metropolis, Illinois​
1849 – 1851: Engrossing Clerk for Illinois State House​
1853 – 1854: Attorney in Marion, Illinois​
1854: Illinois Prosecuting Attorney, 26th​ Judicial Circuit​
1855: Illinois State Senator​
1859 – 1861: Judge of Circuit Court in Illinois​

Civil War Career:

1862 – 1865: United States Congressman from Illinois​
1862 – 1863: Ranking Member of House Invalid Pensions Committee​
1862: Member of Illinois State Constitutional Convention​
1863 – 1865: Member of House Claims Committee​
1864: Choose not to be a candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress​
1864: Illinois Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1865: Voted against the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution​

Occupation after War:
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1865 – 1886: Attorney in Marion, Illinois​
1868: Illinois Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1870: Member of Illinois State Constitutional Convention​
1872: Illinois Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1876: Illinois Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1880: Illinois Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1884: Illinois Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1886 – 1887: Attorney in Springfield, Illinois​
1887 – 1901: U.S. District Judge of Southern Illinois District​
1888: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​

Died: January 26, 1901

Place of Death: Hot Springs, Arkansas

Age at time of Death: 71 years old

Burial Place: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
 
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