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ALLEN, Thomas, a Representative from Missouri; born in Pittsfield, Mass., August 29, 1813; attended Pittsfield Academy and Berkshire Gymnasium; was graduated from Union College in 1832; studied law in New York City; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in New York City in 1832; moved to Washington, D.C., and established the Madisonian in 1837; printer to the House of Representatives 1837-1839; printer to the United States Senate 1839-1842; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1842; member of the State senate 1850-1854; was a contractor upon internal improvements and projected and built more than 1,000 miles of railway; in 1852 took the first steam locomotive across the Mississippi River; president of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway, but subsequently sold all his railway interests and retired from active pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1881, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 8, 1882; interment in Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Mass.
Missouri (Source: Biographical Directory of the US Congress 1774-Present)

ALLEN, Thomas H., engineer; born St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 27, 1881; son of R.H. and Lizzy (Walker) Allen; fatherís occupation business man; graduated from University of Tenn. B.S. 1903; in early life was a machinist; married Phyllis Blanchard Feb. 22, 1909; member of Chickasaw Club, Business Menís Club, and Masonic lodge; Independent in politics; vice-pres. and gen. mgr. Allen Engineering Co., Memphis, Tenn.
Source: Whoís Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler


ANDERSON, Charles Arthur, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., September 26, 1899; attended the public schools; was graduated from St. Charles Military Academy in 1916 and from the law school of St. Louis University, LL.B., 1924; during the First World War served in the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Field Artillery, Thirty-fifth Division, from April 1, 1917, to July 2, 1919, with nineteen months service overseas; was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced practice in St. Louis, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of St. Louis County 1933-1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; chairman of the Democratic State convention at St. Louis in 1940; resumed the practice of law in St. Louis, Mo., where he died April 26, 1977; interment in Sunset Burial Park.
 Missouri (Source: Biographical Directory of the US Congress 1774-Present)


ARMSTRONG, David Hartley, Senate Years of Service: 1877-1879. Party: Democrat, a Senator from Missouri; born in Nova Scotia, Canada, October 21, 1812; attended Maine Wesleyan Seminary; taught school in New Bedford, Mass. 1833-1837; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1837, and then to Lebanon, Ill., where he taught at McKendree College; returned to Missouri and was principal of the public school at Benton 1838-1847; comptroller of St. Louis 1847-1850; postmaster of St. Louis 1854-1858; member of the board of police commissioners 1873-1876; served as a member of the board of freeholders which framed the charter of St. Louis in 1876; was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis V. Bogy, and served from September 29, 1877, to January 26, 1879, when a successor was elected and qualified; was not a candidate for reelection in 1879; died in St. Louis, Mo., March 18, 1893; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Missouri (Source: Biographical Directory of the US Congress 1774-Present)



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