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Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950

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Personal name headingAllen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950
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See alsoKansas. Governor (1919-1923 : Allen)
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Birth date1868-09-11
Death date1950-01-17
Place of birthPittsfield (Pa. : Township)
Place of deathWichita (Kan.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationLegislators Governors
Found inHis The Mexican confiscations, 1938: cover p. 1 (Henry J. Allen) p. 1 (ex-governor Kansas, former member U.S. Senate, editor Topeka State Journal)
LC data base, 10-18-95 (hdg.: Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950)
Kansas governors, c1990: p. 152 (Henry Justin Allen; Kan. gov., Jan. 13, 1919 to Jan. 8, 1923)
Biographical Directory of the United States Senate website, viewed on April 3, 2019 (Allen, Henry Justin, a Senator from Kansas; born in Pittsfield, Warren County, Pa., September 11, 1868; moved with his parents to Kansas in 1870 and settled on a farm near Clifton, Clay County; attended the public schools, Washburn College, Topeka, Kans., and graduated from Baker University, Baldwin, Kans., in 1890; became a newspaper reporter and editorial writer; during the Spanish-American War served as a war correspondent in Cuba; member of the press galleries of the United States Congress 1914-1916; owner of several Kansas newspapers; served with the American Red Cross in France as head of the home communication service during the First World War; Governor of Kansas 1919-1923; special commissioner of the Near East Relief to Armenia, Turkey, Greece, and Southern Russia in 1923 and 1924; director of publicity for the Republican National Committee in the campaign of 1928; appointed on April 1, 1929, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles Curtis and served from April 1, 1929, to November 30, 1930, when a duly elected successor qualified; unsuccessful candidate for election to fill the vacancy; editor of the Topeka State Journal and chairman of the board of directors of the Wichita Beacon; died in Wichita, Kans., January 17, 1950; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery)