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John Allen
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Birth: unknown
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1778
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA





Class of 1759
Trustee 1769-1778
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees 1769

Son of Chief-Justice William Allen

Lawyer and public official
Opposed independence

John Allen, a son of Chief-Justice William Allen, was born and died in Philadelphia. After attending the Philadelphia Academy and College (now the University of Pennsylvania), John Allen finished his legal studies at the Temple in London. He was elected a Member of the American Philosophic Society in 1768. At the beginning of the Revolution he was a Common Councilman in Philadelphia.

When he opposed independence, he was summoned to a trial for high treason by Act of the Pennsylvania Assembly. In December 1776, Allen put himself under the protection of British General Howe.

Allen was a trustee of the College of Philadelphia from 1769 until his 1778 death in Philadelphia. He served as treasurer of the board in 1769.

SOURCE: University of Pennsylvania, Archives.
REFERENCES
Lost Alumni, Matriculates, Alumni Record.



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Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Allen (1704 - 1780)
 
 Siblings:
  John Allen (____ - 1778)
  Andrew Allen (1740 - 1825)*
  Andrew Allen (1740 - 1825)*
  James Allen (1742 - 1778)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Maintained by: Terry W.
Originally Created by: Noname
Record added: Jan 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46617533
 

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 Added: Nov. 22, 2010
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