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 Samuel Clesson Allen

Samuel Clesson Allen

Birth
Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Feb 1842 (aged 70)
Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7480719 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Dartmouth College New Hampshire, in 1794, studied theology, was ordained as a minister and was pastor of the Congregational Church in Northfield, Massachusetts, (1795-98). He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1800 and practiced law in New Salem, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, (1806-10) and served in the Massachusetts State Senate, (1812-15). In 1817, he was elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth through the Seventeenth Congresses, as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress, as an Adams to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses, serving until 1829. After leaving Congress, he was a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s executive council of Massachusetts, (1829-30) and served in the Massachusetts State Senate in 1831. Retiring from politics, he was a lecturer at Amherst College, a member of the board of trustees of Amherst College, the University of Vermont and was an active supporter of the Massachusetts Workingmen's Party, until his death at age 70.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Clesson Allen (5 Jan 1772–8 Feb 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7480719, citing Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .