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Robert ALLISON

(1777-1840)

ALLISON, Robert, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., March 10, 1777; attended local and private schools; moved to Huntingdon, Pa., in 1795; employed as a clerk in his brother’s office; studied law; was admitted to the bar in April 1798 and commenced the practice of law in Huntingdon; served as a captain in the Huntingdon Volunteers during the War of 1812; at the close of the war returned to Huntingdon and resumed the practice of law; burgess of Huntingdon, Pa., in 1815, 1817, 1819, 1821-1824, and again in 1826; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress, in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress, and in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; continued the practice of his profession in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pa., until his death there on December 2, 1840; interment in River View Cemetery.

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

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