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Willis Allen letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC17

Scope and Contents

Collection includes one letter of recommendation written by Willis Allen supporting I.B. Curran for pension agent.


  • Created: 1853-01-03


Biographical / Historical

Willis Allen (1806-1859) was born and educated in Virginia. He lived in Tennessee before establishing a farm in Williamson County, IL in 1830. He subsequently became a lawyer, won election as county sheriff, served in the Illinois House of Representatives (1838-1840), and the Illinois State Senate (1844-1847). He also won election as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (1851-1855). After Congress he returned to the practice of law and briefly, before his death, served as an Illinois circuit judge.


1 folder (1 folder: .05 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 1 item

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