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Hon. John Allison

Birthplace: Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: March 23, 1878 (65)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Place of Burial: Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum, Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. James Allison, Jr and Jane Shannon
Husband of Eliza Ann Allison
Father of James Allison; Mary Johnson Allison; Anna C Allison; Eliza Ann Tillotson; Mira Allison and 2 others
Brother of Samuel R Allison; Margaret Allison; Juliet Allison; Sarah Allison; Thomas Allison and 1 other

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About Hon. John Allison

John Allison (August 5, 1812 – March 23, 1878) was an American politician, most notably serving in the U.S. House as a Representative of Pennsylvania during the 1850s.[1]

Allison was born in Beaver, Pennsylvania and grew up to study law. He was the son of James Allison, Jr. He was admitted to the bar, but did not practice, instead establishing a hat factory. He served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1846, 1847, and 1849; he ran successfully for the U.S. House as a Whig in the 1850 election. He lost his bid for re-election in 1852, but won back the seat in 1854 as an Oppositionist. He then retired from the House in 1856.[1]

After retiring from the House, he was active in the politics of the nascent Republican Party; he served as a delegate to their 1856 convention, where he nominated Abraham Lincoln for Vice President.[1]

On April 3, 1869, Allison was appointed Register of the U.S. Treasury, a post he held until his death. He was interred in Beaver Cemetery.[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Allison_(Representative)

U.S. Congressman. Born the son of U.S. Congressman James Allison, Jr., in Beaver, Pennsylvania, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and did not practice law extensively. He was successful in the manufacture of hats and operated a tannery factory. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1846-47, 49). In 1851, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress, until 1853, then elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress, serving (1855-57). Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention 1860 and appointed Register of the Treasury, in 1869, serving until his death at age 65 in Washington, D.C.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Aug 27 2019, 14:29:37 UTC

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Hon. John Allison's Timeline

August 5, 1812
Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
December 6, 1836
Age 24
Beaver, Pennsylvania
July 7, 1840
Age 27
January 10, 1843
Age 30
Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 10, 1845
Age 32
February 15, 1848
Age 35
Beaver, Pennsylvania
September 1, 1850
Age 38
June 4, 1853
Age 40
March 23, 1878
Age 65
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA