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William Boyd Allison

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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