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John Clayton Allen

  • Birth 14 Feb 1860 Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 12 Jan 1939 Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Vermont, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 24121420

US Congressman. He moved to Nebraska in 1881, engaged in mercantile pursuits and was a member of the McCook City Council, 1887 to 1889. He was elected Mayor of McCook in 1890 and was the Secretary of State of Nebraska from 1891 to 1895. In 1896 he moved to Monmouth, Illinois, became president of the People's National Bank of Monmouth and was a member of the State School Board, serving 1917 to 1927. In 1925, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1933. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed his former business pursuits until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 23 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24121420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Clayton Allen (14 Feb 1860–12 Jan 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24121420, citing Vermont Cemetery, Vermont, Fulton County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .