ALLEN, Henry Dixon, (1854 - 1924)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

ALLEN, Henry Dixon, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., June 24, 1854; moved with his parents to Morganfield, Union County, in 1855; attended the common schools and Morganfield Collegiate Institute; taught school in Union County 1869-1875; studied medicine and was graduated from the Missouri Medical College, St. Louis, Mo., in 1877; practiced medicine in Union County from 1877 to 1878; abandoned medicine and studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Morganfield, Ky.; county school commissioner 1879-1881; prosecuting attorney of Union County 1882-1891; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law; also engaged in banking and agricultural pursuits; died in Morganfield, Ky., March 9, 1924; interment in Masonic Cemetery.