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Alfred Gaither ALLEN

(1867-1932)

ALLEN, Alfred Gaither, a Representative from Ohio; born on a farm near Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, July 23, 1867; attended the public schools; was graduated from Wilmington High School in 1886 and from the law school of the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1890; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; United States commissioner 1896-1900; delegate to the Democratic State conventions at Columbus in 1901 and 1908; member of the city council 1906-1908; member of the board of the sinking-fund trustees of Cincinnati 1908-1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1917); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1916; resumed the practice of his profession in Cincinnati; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at San Francisco in 1920; served as president of the Cincinnati Bar Association in 1925 and 1926; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 9, 1932; interment in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio.

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

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