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  • ID: I529466
  • Name: Elisha Hunt ALLEN
  • RELA: 5th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 28 JAN 1804 in New Salem, Franklin Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine BET 4 MAR 1841 AND 3 MAR 1843
  • Event: Appointed BET 1850 AND 1852 U.S. Consul to Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Event: Appointed BET 1853 AND 1857 Kingdom of Hawaii Minister of Finance
  • Event: Appointed BET 1856 AND 1883 Kingdom of Hawaii Minister to U.S.
  • Event: Appointed BET 1857 AND 1877 Kingdom of Hawaii Chief Justice
  • Death: 1 JAN 1863 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic Elisha Hunt Allen
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    ALLEN, Elisha Hunt, (son of Samuel Clesson Allen), a Representative from Maine; born in New Salem, Mass., January 28, 1804; attended New Salem Academy, and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1823; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Brattleboro, Vt.; moved to Bangor, Maine, and continued the practice of law; member of the Maine house of representatives 1835-1840, serving as speaker in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; again elected to the Maine house of representatives in 1846; moved to Boston, Mass., in 1847 and resumed the practice of his profession; elected to the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1849; appointed consul to Honolulu in 1850; was prominently connected with the government of the Hawaiian Islands as chief justice and regent, and as envoy to the United States in 1856 and 1864; served as minister from the Kingdom of Hawaii to the United States from 1869 until his sudden death January 1, 1883, while attending a diplomatic reception given by President Chester A. Arthur in the White House at Washington, D.C.; interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Samuel Clesson ALLEN b: 5 JAN 1772 in Bernardston, Franklin Co., MA
    Mother: Mary HUNT b: 1774

    Marriage 1 Sarah Elizabeth FESSENDEN b: 1808
      Children
      1. Has No Children William Fessander ALLEN b: 19 DEC 1831 in Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME

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