NAME: William Allen
(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.