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Allison, William Boyd, 1829- Politician; born in Perry, O., March 2, 1829; was educated at Alleghany and Western Reserve Colleges; admitted to the bar and practised in Ohio until 1857, when he removed to Dubuque, Ia. In 1860 he was a delegate to the Chicago Convention. During the Civil War he was active in raising troops for the Union army. In 1862 he was elected to Congress as a Republican, and was re-elected three times. In 1873 he was elected to the United States Senate, and has since held the seat by reelections. He has been a conspicuous candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination several times, and his name is associated with that of the late Richard P. Bland (q. v.) in the history of the Silver Act of 1877-78. See Bland silver bill.