An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
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(29 January, 1822 -- 30 January, 1912) Allen was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Shelby County, Ky., Allen was admitted to the bar in 1843 and began practice in Sullivan, Ind.. In 1848, Allen moved to Illinois and was a member of the Illinois house of representatives from 1850-1851. Allen was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress serving from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1855. Allen then presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1855 to July 18, 1856, when the House decided he was not entitled to the seat. Afterwards, Allen himself filled the vacancy by election and served from November 4, 1856 to March 3, 1857. After a failed reelection and a short term as a clerk for the Thirty-fifth congress and a failed candidacy for Illinois governor in 1860, Allen was again elected to the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Illinois Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.
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