John Allen

John Allen

Birth
Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Jul 1812 (aged 49)
Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
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Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 8045237 · View Source
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US Congressman. A lawyer and graduate of the Litchfield Law School, he was made a member of the Connecticut State Bar Association in 1786. After serving six years in the Connecticut State Legislature, he was elected as a Federalist to represent Connecticut as an At-Large Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1797 to 1799. During his time on office he was an ally of President John Adams in passing the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. After his congressional tenure he served as a Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1800 to 1806. His son, John William Adams, would also become a lawyer, move to Ohio, and serve as a Whig United States Congressman from Ohio from 1837 to 1841.


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  • Added: 30 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8045237
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Allen (12 Jun 1763–31 Jul 1812), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8045237, citing East Cemetery, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .