William Vincent Allen was an American lawyer and politician.
Allen, William Vincent was born on January 28, 1847 in at Midway, Ohio, United States. Son of Review Samuel and Phoebe (Pugh) Allen.
G.g.s. Captain Ananias A., 2d Sussex, New Jersey, Regiment in Revolutionary War. Removed with family to Iowa, 1857. Educated Upper Iowa U.
Private 32d Iowa Infantry, Civil War. Admitted to bar, May 31, 1869.
He served as a judge of the district court of the ninth judicial district of Nebraska in 1891-1893.
He was a permanent chairman of the Populist State conventions in 1892, 1894, and 1896.
He was elected as a Populist to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1899. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1899.
He was appointed and subsequently elected judge of the district court of the ninth judicial district of Nebraska and served from March 9, 1899, until December 1899, when he resigned to return to the Senate.
He was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Monroe L. Hayward, and served from December 13, 1899, to March 28, 1901, when a successor was elected.
In 1917 he gain elected judge of the district court of the ninth judicial district of Nebraska and served until his death in 1924.