Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Allen, Robert

Allen, Robert, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Augusta County, Va., June 19, 1778; attended the rural schools and William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law and practiced; moved to Carthage, Tenn., in 1804 and engaged in the mercantile business; clerk of Smith County many years; during the War of 1812 served as colonel and commanded a regiment of Tennessee Volunteers under Gen. Andrew Jackson; elected as a Democrat to the Sixteenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1827); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1826; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits in Carthage, Tenn.; delegate to the State convention in 1834; died in Carthage, Tenn., August 19, 1844; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Lebanon, Tenn.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Allen, Robert," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.775 Original Sources, accessed April 20, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBYJCGG8MDNNJH6.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Allen, Robert." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.775, Original Sources. 20 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBYJCGG8MDNNJH6.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Allen, Robert' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.775. Original Sources, retrieved 20 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBYJCGG8MDNNJH6.