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Allen, William Joshua

Born June 9, 1829, in Wilson County, TN
Died January 26, 1901, in Hot Springs, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Received a recess appointment from Grover Cleveland on April 18, 1887, to a seat vacated by Samuel H. Treat; nominated to the same position by Grover Cleveland on December 20, 1887. Confirmed by the Senate on January 19, 1888, and received commission on January 19, 1888. Service terminated on January 26, 1901, due to death.

University of Louisville Law Department (now Louis D. Brandeis School of Law), LL.B., 1848

Professional Career:

Enrolling and engrossing clerk, Illinois state legislature, 1849, 1851
Private practice, Metropolis, Illinois, 1849-1853
Prosecuting attorney, Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit, Illinois, 1853-1854
Private practice, Marion, Illinois, 1853-1862
State senator, Illinois, 1855
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 1855-1859
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1859-1861
U.S. representative from Illinois, 1862-1865
Private practice, Cairo, Illinois, 1865-1874
Private practice, Carbondale, Illinois, 1874-1886
Private practice, Springfield, Illinois, 1886-1887