Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Allen, Philip

Allen, Philip, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., September 1, 1785; received his early education from private tutors; attended Taunton Academy and Robert Rogers School at Newport; was graduated from Rhode Island College (now Brown University) in 1803; engaged in mercantile pursuits and foreign commerce; when shipping was suspended during the War of 1812 he engaged in the manufacture of cotton goods in Smithfield, R.I.; member of the State house of representatives 1819-1821; appointed pension agent and president of the Rhode Island branch of the United States Bank in 1827; continued the manufacture of cotton goods and began the printing of calicos at Providence, R.I., in 1831; elected Governor of Rhode Island in 1851 as a Tariff Democrat; reelected in 1852 and 1853 and served until July 20, 1853, when he resigned to become Senator; elected on May 4, 1853, to the United States Senate for the term beginning March 4, 1853, and served from July 20, 1853, to March 3, 1859; was not a candidate for reelection in 1859 and retired from active political and business pursuits; died in Providence, R.I., December 16, 1865; interment in the North Burial Ground.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Allen, Philip," 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 August 11, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4MFL6PE5TIBH41B.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Allen, Philip." 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. 11 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4MFL6PE5TIBH41B.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Allen, Philip' 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 11 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4MFL6PE5TIBH41B.