U.S. Legislative Branch Allison, William Boyd - U.S. Congressman, IA

William Boyd Allison

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Born: March 2, 1829

Birthplace: Perry, Ohio

Father: John Allison 1798 – 1884
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa)​

Mother: Margaret Williams 1799 – 1861

1st​ Wife: Anna Carter 1832 – 1859
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa)​

Married: January 31, 1854 in Ashland Ohio

2nd​ Wife: Mary Nealley 1849 – 1883
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa)​

Married: 1873 in Dubuque, Iowa

Political Party: Republican Party

Education:


1849: Graduated from Western Reserve College​

Occupation before War:
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1852 – 1857: Attorney in Ashland, Ohio​
1856: Unsuccessful Candidate for District Attorney​
1857 – 1861: Attorney in Dubuque, Iowa​

Civil War Career:

Lt. Colonel on the Staff of Governor of Iowa Samuel J. Kirkwood​
Helped Raise Regiments in the State of Iowa.​
1863 – 1871: United States Congressman from Iowa​
1863 – 1865: Member of House Enrolled Bills Committee​
1863 – 1865: Member of House Public Lands Committee​
1863 – 1865: Member of House Roads and Canals Committee​
1865: Voted in Support of the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Interior Department Expenditures​
1865 – 1867: member of House Mines and Mining Committee​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Ways and Means Committee​

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1871: United States Congressman from Iowa​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Interior Department Expenditures​
1865 – 1867: member of House Mines and Mining Committee​
1865 – 1871: Member of House Ways and Means Committee​
1865 – 1871: Advocate for Higher Tariffs​
1868: Voted in support of Impeachment of Andrew Johnson.​
1869 – 1871: House Chairman of House Treasury Department Expenditures
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1870: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Senator​
1871 – 1873: Attorney in Dubuque, Iowa​
1873 – 1908: United States Senator from Iowa​
1873 – 1881: Member of Senate Appropriations Committee​
1873 – 1875: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee​
1873 – 1875: Member of Senate Library Committee​
1873 – 1875: Ranking Member of Senate Pensions Committee​
1875 – 1879: Senate Chairman of Senate Indian Affairs Committee​
1875 – 1877: Member of Senate Pensions Committee​
1877 – 1885: Member of Senate Finance Committee​
1878: Co – Author of Bland – Allison Act​
1879 – 1881: Member of Senate Indian Affairs Committee​
1881 – 1885: Senate Chairman of Appropriations Committee​
Turned down a chance to Serve as United States Secretary of Treasury four times.​
1884 – 1886: Chairman of Allison Commission​
1887 – 1889: Senate Chairman of Appropriations Committee​
1887 – 1889: Member of Senate Finance Committee​
1888: Unsuccessful Candidate for Republican Party Nomination​
1891 – 1893: Senate Chairman of Appropriations Committee​

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1891 – 1893: Member of Senate Finance Committee​
1892: Chairman of Brussels Monetary Conference​
1895 – 1908: Senate Chairman of Appropriations Committee​
1895 – 1908: Member of Senate Finance Committee​
1896: Unsuccessful Candidate for Republican Party Nomination​
1897: Chairman of U.S. Senate Republican Party Caucus​
1899 – 1903: Member of Senate Geological Survey Committee​
1900: One of the fathers of the Gold Standard Act​
1903 – 1908: Member of Senate Organization and Conduct Executive Department​

Died:
August 4, 1908

Place of Death: Dubuque, Iowa

Cause of Death: Kidney Disease and Prostate Enlargement

Age at time of Death: 79 years old

Burial Place: Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa
 
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