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  Allison, John
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NameJohn Allison
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New Brighton, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born August 05, 1812
Died March 23, 1878 (65 years)
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Dec 20, 2014 06:15pm
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InfoALLISON, John, (son of James Allison, Jr.), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Beaver, Pa., August 5, 1812; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar but did not practice extensively; engaged in the manufacture of hats; also operated a tannery; member of the State house of representatives in 1846, 1847, and 1849; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1856; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856 and nominated Abraham Lincoln as a candidate for Vice President; also a delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1860; appointed Register of the Treasury April 3, 1869, and served until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 23, 1878; interment in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, Pa.

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  01/19/1875 PA US Senate Lost 46.22% (-3.59%)
  10/10/1854 PA - District 23 Won 60.14% (+20.27%)
  10/12/1852 PA - District 23 Lost 45.54% (-0.25%)
  12/01/1851 US House Speaker Lost 0.47% (-54.93%)
  01/14/1851 PA US Senate Lost 0.75% (-56.39%)
  10/08/1850 PA District 20 Won 50.50% (+1.01%)
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US House Speaker - Dec 01, 1851 R Thomas M. Howe