About Clarence Emir Allen
Clarence Emir Allen (8 September 1852 – 9 July 1932) was a U.S. Representative from Utah.
Born in Girard Township, Pennsylvania, Allen attended the district school and Girard (Pennsylvania) Academy. He studied law. He graduated from Western Reserve College, then at Hudson, Ohio, in 1877. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in August 1881 and was an instructor in Salt Lake Academy until 1886, when he resigned to engage in mining pursuits. He served as member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1888, 1890, and again in 1894.
Allen was elected county clerk of Salt Lake County in August 1890 and served until 1 January 1893.
He was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Salt Lake City. He was an unsuccessful Liberal candidate for election in 1892 as a Delegate to the Fifty-third Congress. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892 and 1896. With the admission of Utah as a State into the Union, Allen was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from January 4, 1896, to March 3, 1897. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896.
He resumed his former mining pursuits until 1922, when he retired from active business and resided in Columbus, Ohio, until 1931. He died in Escondido, California on 9 July 1932. His body was cremated and the ashes interred in Salt Lake City's Mount Olivet Cemetery.