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Clarence Emir ALLEN

(1852-1932)

ALLEN, Clarence Emir, a Representative from Utah; born in Girard Township, Erie County, Pa., September 8, 1852; attended the district school and Girard (Pa.) Academy; was graduated from Western Reserve College, then at Hudson, Ohio, in 1877; moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, in August 1881 and was an instructor in Salt Lake Academy until 1886, when he resigned to engage in mining pursuits; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1888, 1890, and again in 1894; elected county clerk of Salt Lake County in August 1890 and served until January 1, 1893; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Salt Lake City; unsuccessful Liberal candidate for election in 1892 as a Delegate to the Fifty-third Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892 and 1896; upon the admission of Utah as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from January 4, 1896, to March 3, 1897; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed his former mining pursuits until 1922, when he retired from active business and resided in Columbus, Ohio, until 1931; died in Escondido, Calif., July 9, 1932; the remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

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