Amos L. Allen

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Amos L. Allen
Amos L. Allen (Maine Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st district
In office
November 6, 1899 – February 20, 1911
Preceded byThomas B. Reed
Succeeded byAsher C. Hinds
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornAmos Lawrence Allen
(1837-03-17)March 17, 1837
Waterboro, Maine
DiedFebruary 20, 1911(1911-02-20) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican

Amos Lawrence Allen (March 17, 1837 – February 20, 1911) was a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Born in Waterboro, Maine, Allen attended the common schools, Whitestown Seminary in Whitestown, New York, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1860. He studied law at Columbian Law School, Washington, D.C., and was admitted to the bar of York County in 1866, but never practiced. He served as a clerk in the United States Treasury Department from 1867 to 1870.

Allen was elected clerk of the courts for York County, Maine in 1870. He was reelected three times, and served until January 1, 1883. He served in the Maine House of Representatives in 1886 and 1887. He was private secretary to Speaker Thomas B. Reed in the Fifty-first, Fifty-fourth, and Fifty-fifth Congresses. He served as delegate at large to the Republican National Convention at St. Louis in 1896.

Allen was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas B. Reed. He was reelected to the Fifty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1899 until his death in Washington, D.C. on February 20, 1911 from pneumonia.[1] He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Alfred, Maine.

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External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Amos L. Allen (id: A000112)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Amos L. Allen at Find a Grave
  • Amos L. Allen, late a representative from Maine, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1912
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas B. Reed
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district

November 6, 1899 – February 20, 1911
Succeeded by
Asher C. Hinds