J. Weston Allen
|J. Weston Allen|
|Massachusetts Attorney General|
|Preceded by||Henry A. Wyman|
|Succeeded by||Jay R. Benton|
|Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
4th Middlesex District
1915 – 1918
April 19, 1872|
Newton Highlands, Massachusetts
|Died||January 1, 1942
Waverly, New York
|Spouse(s)||Caroline Cheney Hills (1901–1942)|
|Alma mater||Yale University
Harvard Law School
John Weston Allen (born April 19, 1872 in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, died January 1, 1942 in Waverly, New York) was an American politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1915–1918 and as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1920–1923.
Instead of seeking reelection, Allen ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 1922. He won the Republican nomination, but lost the general election to incumbent Channing H. Cox. Allen served as a member of the United States Attorney General's National Crime Commission from 1926–1936 and was the commission's chairman from 1930–1936.
- Howard, Richard T. (1921), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1921–1922, Boston, MA: The Boston Review, p. Page 28.
- Who's Who in State Politics, 1918, Boston, MA: Practical Politics, 1918, p. 102.
- Richard T. Howard. Public Officials of Massachusetts 1921–22. The Boston Review.
- "John Weston Allen (1872–1942)". Retrieved 2010-02-13.
- "J. Weston Allen, 69, Ex-Attorney General In Bay State, Dies". The Hartford Courant. Jan 2, 1942.
- "LAWSON AND OTHER BOSTON BROKERS FINED; Pleading Guilty to Breach of Statute on Mining Stocks, He and Van Riper Pay $1,000.". New York Times. April 22, 1920. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
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