ALLEN, Robert Edward Lee, (1865 - 1951)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

ALLEN, Robert Edward Lee, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Lima, Tyler County, W.Va., November 28, 1865; attended the country schools, Fairmont Normal School, and Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn.; was graduated from the literary department of the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1894 and from its law department in 1895; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice at Morgantown, Monongalia County, W.Va.; member of the city council from 1895 to 1917; deputy collector of internal revenue for the district of West Virginia 1917-1921; judge of the city court 1921-1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress and for election in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Morgantown, W.Va., until his retirement in 1927; moved to Preston County, W.Va., and operated a summer resort at Brookside 1929-1939; resided in Aurora, W.Va., until his death in Mountain Lake Park, Md., January 28, 1951; interment in Kingwood Cemetery, Kingwood, W.Va.