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Chilton ALLAN

(1786-1858)

ALLAN, Chilton, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Albemarle County, Va., April 6, 1786; moved with his mother to Winchester, Clark County, Ky., in 1797; attended the common schools, and also received private instructions; served an apprenticeship of three years as a wheelwright, studying law in his leisure time; was admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in Winchester; member of the State house of representatives in 1811, 1815, 1822, and 1830; member of the State senate 1823-1827; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1837); chairman, Committee on Territories (Twenty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836; appointed president of the State board of internal improvements in 1837 and served until 1839, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; again a member of the State house of representatives, in 1842; died in Winchester, Ky., September 3, 1858; interment in Winchester Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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