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William Boyd Allison

William Boyd Allison, American senator. member gov; member Congress, 1863-1871.

Background

  • Allison, William Boyd was born on March 2, 1829 in Perry, Ohio, United States. Son of John and Mary Allison.

  • Education

    • Educated Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, and Western Reserve College, O. Admitted to bar, 1850.

    Career

    • Practiced in Ohio, 1850-1857. Removed to Dubuque, Iowa, 1857. Delegate Republican State Convention, 1859, National Republican Convention, Chicago, 1860.

      Member governor’s staff and raised troops for Civil War, 1861. Member Congress, 1863-1871. United States senator, Iowa, 1873-1909.

      Candidate for presidential nomination, National Republican Convention, 1888, 96. Home: Dubuque, Ia.

    Membership

    Member gov; member Congress, 1863-1871.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Carter, February, 1854.
    • father: John Allison
    • mother: Mary Allison
    • spouse: Anna Carter
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    Born March 2, 1829
    Died 1908
    (aged 78)
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