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 Leo Elwood Allen

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Leo Elwood Allen

  • Birth 5 Oct 1898 Elizabeth, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 19 Jan 1973 Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 6378242

U.S. Congressman. During World War I, he served as a Sergeant the 123rd Field Artillery, U.S. Army, (1917-19). After the war, he graduated from the University of Michigan, 1923 and taught school at Galena, Illinois. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1930, practiced law in Galena, Illinois and was clerk of the circuit court of Jo Daviess County, (1930-32). In 1933, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third Congress and to the next thirteen succeeding Congresses, serving until 1961. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he lived in retirement until his death at age 74.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 29 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6378242
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leo Elwood Allen (5 Oct 1898–19 Jan 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6378242, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .