John B. Allen
John Beard Allen
|United States Senator|
November 20, 1889 – March 3, 1893
|Preceded by||Position created|
|Succeeded by||John L. Wilson|
|Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington Territory's at-large district|
March 4, 1889 – November 11, 1889
|Preceded by||Charles Stewart Voorhees|
|Succeeded by||District eliminated|
|Born||May 18, 1845|
|Died||January 28, 1903 (aged 57)|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||1864|
|Unit||135th Indiana Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
John Beard Allen (May 18, 1845 – January 28, 1903) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States senator from Washington from 1889 to 1893. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the United States representative from Washington Territory's at-large congressional district in 1889.
He was a Republican Delegate to the United States House of Representatives in 1889, and after Washington achieved statehood, he was elected and served in the United States Senate from 1889 to 1893. After the legislature failed to select a Senator for the following term, Allen was appointed by the Governor of Washington, but was not seated by the Senate.
Death and legacy
After leaving public office, Allen went into private law practice in Seattle, Washington, where he died of cardiovascular disease in 1903.
John B. Allen Elementary School was dedicated in 1904, part of the Seattle School District. Seattle School District architect, James Stephens, designed the two-story, wooden building, which housed 278 students at the end of its first year. In 1917, the District opened a second brick building and enrollment increased, peaking at 758 in 1933. The school closed in June 1981.
- United States Congress. "John B. Allen (id: A000130)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on February 14, 2008
- The Political Graveyard
- John B. Allen School