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Judson ALLEN

(1797-1880)

ALLEN, Judson, a Representative from New York; born in Plymouth, Conn., April 3, 1797; attended the public schools; engaged in the lumber business; moved to Harpursville (formerly Harpersville), Broome County, N.Y.; appointed postmaster of Harpursville March 19, 1830, and served until November 20, 1839; judge of the Broome County Court for eight years; member of the State assembly in 1836 and 1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); was not a candidate for renomination in 1840; moved to St. Louis, Mo., and engaged in the produce, lumber, marble, and grocery business until his death in St. Louis, August 6, 1880; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

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

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