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Allen, William Prescott "Wm. P."

Senate 1891-96 (District 53)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Wadena

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1843
Birth Place: Thomaston, Maine
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1908
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Wm. P.
City of Residence (when first elected): Cloquet
Occupation (when first elected): Lumberman; Vice-President and Manager, C.N. Nelson Lumber Company

EDUCATION

College; Attended College;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: 1st Iowa Cavalry, Company C (Private); 1860 to 186?
Military: 65th United States Colored Infantry (United States Civil War, 2nd Lieutenant, Mustered Out as Captain); 1863 to 1865

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Widower (when first elected); Married (listed in 1893)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Burlington, Iowa when he was 14 years old. He came to Minnesota in 1867.

Total Days Served: 2129

SESSIONS SERVED

29th Legislative Session (1895-1896)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 53
Elected: 11/6/1894
Residence: Cloquet
Term of Office: 1/8/1895 to 11/3/1896 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Wadena
Occupation: Vice President and Manager, C.N. Nelson Lumber Company/Former Land Surveying Business
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Drainage
  • Indian Affairs
  • Logs and Lumber (Chair)
  • Mines and Minerals
  • Municipal Corporations
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
  • Towns and Counties
Reason for unfinished term: Resigned
Session Notes: He resigned his seat and a special election was held to fill it on November 3, 1896. George A. Whitney won it and finished out his term. Thus his official term end date is uncertain. The date listed is the date of the special election.

28th Legislative Session (1893-1894) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 53
Elected: 11/4/1890
Residence: Cloquet
Term of Office: 1/6/1891 to 1/7/1895
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Wadena
Occupation: Lumbering Business
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Claims (Chair)
  • Education
  • Enrollment
  • Indian Affairs
  • Labor
  • Logs and Lumber

27th Legislative Session (1891-1892)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 53
Elected: 11/4/1890
Residence: Cloquet
Term of Office: 1/6/1891 to 1/7/1895
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Wadena
Occupation: Lumberman; Vice-President and Manager, C.N. Nelson Lumber Company
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Education
  • Enrollment
  • Labor
  • Library (Chair)
  • Logs and Lumber (Chair)
No other information has been entered for this legislator.