Judson Allen

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Judson Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th district
In office
March 3, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded by Amasa J. Parker
Succeeded by Samuel Gordon
Personal details
Born April 3, 1797 (1797-04-03)
Plymouth, Connecticut
Died August 6, 1880 (1880-08-07) (aged 83)
Saint Louis, Missouri
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Roena Badger Allen

Sabra Badger Allen

Profession businessman

postmaster

judge

politician

Judson Allen (April 3, 1797 – August 6, 1880) was an American businessman and politician, who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for New York's 20th district.

Biography[edit]

Allen was born in Plymouth, Connecticut, and attended the public schools there. He married Roena Badger, daughter of Lemuel Badger and Sabra Smith, in 1825. Roena died on December 2, 1830, and he married her sister, Sabra Badger, on 4 June 1835.[1]

Career[edit]

Allen was engaged in the lumber industry in Plymouth, before he moved to Harpursville, New York. He started his public life in earnest there, becoming the Harpursville postmaster from 1830 to 1839, a judge in the Broome County, New York court for 8 years, and a member of the New York State Assembly from 1836 to 1837.[2]

In 1839, Allen was elected on the Democratic ticket to the United States House of Representatives for the twentieth district of New York for the twenty-sixth United States Congress. He served from March 3, 1839 to March 3, 1841.[3]

Upon leaving the Congress, Allen moved to Saint Louis, Missouri, where he was actively involved in the produce, lumber, marble, and grocery fields.

Death[edit]

Allen died in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 6, 1880 (age 83 years, 125 days). He is interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judson Allen". ancestors.com. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Judson Allen". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Judson Allen". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Judson Allen". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

External links[edit]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Amasa J. Parker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th congressional district

from March 3, 1839 to March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
Samuel Gordon