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 Thomas Allen

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Thomas Allen Famous memorial

Birth
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
8 Apr 1882 (aged 68)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID
6423399 View Source

U.S. Congressman. He attended Pittsfield Academy, graduated from Union College in 1832, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced to practice law in New York City. Moving to Washington, D.C., he established the Madisonian in 1837 and was printer to the U.S. House of Representatives (1837-39) and printer to the U.S. Senate, (1839-42). He moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1842), was a member of the Missouri State Senate, (1850-54), was a contractor for railway improvements, built more than 1,000 miles of railway and took the first steam locomotive across the Mississippi River, in 1852. In addition, he was also president of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway. In 1881, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress and served until his death at age 69.

U.S. Congressman. He attended Pittsfield Academy, graduated from Union College in 1832, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced to practice law in New York City. Moving to Washington, D.C., he established the Madisonian in 1837 and was printer to the U.S. House of Representatives (1837-39) and printer to the U.S. Senate, (1839-42). He moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1842), was a member of the Missouri State Senate, (1850-54), was a contractor for railway improvements, built more than 1,000 miles of railway and took the first steam locomotive across the Mississippi River, in 1852. In addition, he was also president of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway. In 1881, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress and served until his death at age 69.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 May 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6423399
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6423399/thomas-allen: accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Allen (29 Aug 1813–8 Apr 1882), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6423399, citing Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.