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Alfred G. Allen

Alfred Gaither Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1917
Preceded by Herman P. Goebel
Succeeded by Victor Heintz
Personal details
Born (1867-07-23)July 23, 1867
Wilmington, Ohio
Died December 9, 1932(1932-12-09) (aged 65)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting place Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Clara B. Forbes
Children two
Alma mater Cincinnati Law School
Religion Methodist Episcopal Church

Alfred Gaither Allen (July 23, 1867 – December 9, 1932) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born on a farm near Wilmington, Ohio, Allen attended public schools there. He graduated from Wilmington High School in 1886 and from the Cincinnati Law School in 1890, where he was Phi Delta Phi.[1] He was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as United States commissioner from 1896 to 1900 and as delegate to the Democratic State conventions in Columbus in 1901 and 1908. He was a member of the city council from 1906 to 1908, and a member of the board of the sinking-fund trustees of Cincinnati from 1908 to 1910.

Allen was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911 - March 4, 1917). He declined renomination in 1916, and resumed his earlier profession in Cincinnati. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco in 1920. He served as president of the Cincinnati Bar Association in 1925 and 1926. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 9, 1932. He remains are interred at the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington, Ohio.

On December 10, 1901, Allen married Clara B. Forbes at St. Louis, Missouri. She was the daughter of M. S. Forbes, president of Forbes Brothers' Tea and Spice Company. She graduated from Smith College. They had two children.[1] They were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.[1]



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