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Allen, Philip, 1785-1865

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Personal name headingAllen, Philip, 1785-1865
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Variant(s)Allen, Phillip, 1785-1865
Birth date1785-09-01
Death date1865-12-16
Place of birthProvidence (R.I.)
Place of deathProvidence (R.I.)
AffiliationRhode Island. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inNUCMC data from Rhode Island Historical Society for Waterman, J.R. Papers, 1809-1873 (Phillip Allen; 1785-1865; correspondent)
WwWA, hist. v. (Allen, Philip; 1785-1865; mfr., senator, governor of Rhode Island; of Providence)
Biographical directory of the United States Congress, viewed Sept. 28, 2018 (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; 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; reelected in 1852 and 1853, and served until July 20, 1853, when he resigned to become Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on May 4, 1853, for the term beginning March 4, 1853, and served from July 20, 1853, to March 3, 1859; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses); retired from active political and business pursuits; died in Providence, R.I., December 16, 1865; interment in the North Burial Ground)