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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Allen, William Vincent, 1847- (search)
Allen, William Vincent, 1847- Politician: born in Midway, O., Jan. 28, 1847; was educated in the common schools and Upper Iowa University; served as a private soldier in the Union army during the Civil War. In 1869 he was admitted to the bar. In 1891 he was elected judge of the Ninth Judicial District Court of Nebraska, and in 1892. United States Senator from Nebraska, as a Populist. In the special session of Congress in 1893 he held the floor with a speech for fifteen consecutive hours, and in 1896 was chairman of the Populist National Convention. See people's party: Populists.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
5 William A. Poynterterm beginsJan. 9, 1899 Charles H. Dietrichterm beginsJan. 9, 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. John M. Thayer40th to 42d1867 to 1871 Thomas W. Tipton40th to 44th1867 to 1875 Phineas W. Hitchcock42d to 45th1871 to 1877 Algernon S. Paddock44th to 47th1875 to 1881 Alvin Saunders45th to 48th1877 to 1883 Charles H. Van Wyck47th to 50th1881 to 1888 Charles F. Manderson48th to 54th1883 to 1895 Algernon S. Paddock50th to 53d1888 to 1893 William V. Allen53d to 56th1893 to 1899 John M. Thurston54th to 57th 1895 to 1901 Charles H. Dietrich57th toβ€”1901 to β€” J. H. Milard57th to β€”1901 to β€” Protest against slavery. On May 25, 1854, Charles Sumner delivered the following speech in the United States Senate in presenting a protest against the extension of slavery into Nebraska and Kansas (q. v.): I hold in my hand, and now present to the Senate, 125 separate remonstrances, from clergymen of every Protestant denomination in Maine,