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Charles Allen (jurist)

Charles Allen
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
In office
1882–1898
Nominated by John D. Long[1]
Preceded by Marcus Morton
Succeeded by John Wilkes Hammond, Jr.
Massachusetts Attorney General
In office
1867–1872
Preceded by Chester I. Reed
Succeeded by Charles R. Train
Majority 34,164 (1867);[2] 48,991 (1868);[3] 47,549 (1870)[4]
Personal details
Born April 17, 1827[1]
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Died December 13, 1912(1912-12-13) (aged 85)[1]
Boston, Massachusetts[1]
Alma mater Harvard

Charles Allen (April 17, 1827 – December 13, 1912) was an American jurist.

Contents

  • Early life and education 1
  • Legal career 2
  • References 3
  • Notes 4

Early life and education

Allen was born at Greenfield, Massachusetts to Sylvester and Harriet (Ripley) Allen.[5] Allen graduated from Harvard University in 1847, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1850.

Legal career

Allen practiced law at Greenfield for twelve years, then advanced to state offices, serving as the Massachusetts Attorney General from 1867 to 1872. During his sixteen years of service (1882–1898) on the bench of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Allen became known as one of the most eminent jurists of his day.

References

  • Spencer, Arthur W. (January 1913.), Brookline, Ma.: The Riverdale Press, p. 53.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Spencer, Arthur W. (January 1913), The Green Bag: An Entertaining Magazine for Lawyers, Volume XXV No. 1, Covering the Year 1913, Brookline, Ma.: The Riverdale Press, p. 53. 
  2. ^ Massachusetts General Court (1868), Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume 89, Boston, Ma.: Massachusetts General Court. House of Representatives, p. 7. 
  3. ^ Massachusetts General Court (1869), Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume 90, Boston, Ma.: Massachusetts General Court. House of Representatives, p. 10. 
  4. ^ Massachusetts General Court (1871), Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Volume 92, Boston, Ma.: Massachusetts General Court. House of Representatives, p. 11. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Rossiter W. (1904), The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Volume I; A-Browne,  
Legal offices
Preceded by
Chester I. Reed
Attorney General of Massachusetts
1867 - 1872
Succeeded by
Charles R. Train
Preceded by
Marcus Morton
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
1882 - 1898
Succeeded by
John Wilkes Hammond, Jr.


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