Robert Allison (Pennsylvania)

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Robert Allison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded by John Scott
Succeeded by George Chambers
Personal details
Born (1777-03-10)March 10, 1777
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
Died December 2, 1840(1840-12-02) (aged 63)
Political party Anti-Masonic

Robert Allison (March 10, 1777 – December 2, 1840) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Robert Allison born near Greencastle, Pennsylvania. He attended local and private schools, and moved to Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in 1795. He was 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. He 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. He served as a burgess of Huntingdon in 1815, 1817, 1819, 1821–1824, and again in 1826.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress, in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress, and in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress.

Allison was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress. He continued the practice of law in Huntingdon until his death there in 1840. Interment in River View Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Scott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
George Chambers