William Joshua Allen

Personal

Birthday: 
6/9/1829
Birthplace: 
Wilson County, TN
Date of Death: 
1/26/1901
Place of Death: 
Hot Springs, AR
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Enrolling and engrossing clerk, Illinois state legislature, 1849, 1851
Private practice, Metropolis, Illinois, 1849-1853
Prosecuting attorney, Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit, Illinois, 1853-1854
Private practice, Marion, Illinois, 1853-1862
State senator, Illinois, 1855
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 1855-1859
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1859-1861
U.S. representative from Illinois, 1862-1865
Private practice, Cairo, Illinois, 1865-1874
Private practice, Carbondale, Illinois, 1874-1886
Private practice, Springfield, Illinois, 1886-1887

Education

Name of School: 
University of Louisville Law Department
Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1848

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Court Name: 

Illinois Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Grover Cleveland
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
01/19/1888
Termination Date: 
1/26/1901
Termination Reason: 
Death
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