William Allen

NAME: William Allen

BORN: 1803


(born, North Carolina)
eventually settled...Chillicothe, Ohio (Ross County)

EDUCATION: studied law, Cincinnati, Ohio

GOVERNORSHIP: 31st governor, 1874 - 1876 (one term)

DIED: July 11, 1879 (Chillicothe, Ohio)


Allen was a lawyer by training

Allen arrived in Chillicothe on foot during the winter of 1819. He moved there to live with his sister. He began his study of law in a local firm.

He served one term in the U.S. House, 1832-1834. He went on to serve two terms in the U.S. Senate.

As governor, Allen initiated a siginificant tax cut and a plan for careful government spending.