Alfred G. Allen

Alfred Gaither Allen ( born July 23, 1867 in Wilmington, Ohio; † December 9, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. March 4, 1911 to March 3, 1917, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 2nd Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Allen was born on a farm in Wilmington. Where he graduated in 1886 from the high school. In 1890, he finished his law studies at the University of Cincinnati. During his studies, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi. In 1890 he was admitted to the bar in Cincinnati. From 1906 to 1908 he was a member of the City Council of Cincinnati.

1910 Allen was elected as the representative of the 2nd District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. There he sat until 1917, when he retired voluntarily from the Congress. From then on, he worked as a lawyer again. In 1920 he was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Between 1925 and 1926 he served as President of the Bar Association in Cincinnati. Allen died in 1932 in Cincinnati. He was buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery in his hometown.

Allen was married to Clara B. Forbes. Together, both had two children.