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Alexander Maben Allen

July 27, 1816
May 1, 1887
Home Town:
Wilkes County, GA
Later Residences:
Mary Jones Allen (1810)
Biographical Notes:
Alexander M. Allen was the son of Samuel Allen and Susan Ruff Allen. He attended the Litchfield Law School in 1801, and in 1810 married Mary Jones. In 1811, and then again between the years of 1813 and 1816, Allen was the Attorney General for the state of Georgia. From 1818 to 1821 Allen was the Solicitor General of the Middle Circuit of Georgia as well as a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives. He died sometime after 1848.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
State Posts:
Attorney General (GA) 1811, 1813-1816
Solicitor General of the Middle Circuit of GA (GA) 1818-1821
State Representative (GA) 1818-1821

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 4.

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