Allen Ferdinand Owen

Allen Ferdinand Owen ( born October 9, 1816 Wilkes County, North Carolina, † April 7, 1865 in Upatoi, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1849 and 1851 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his childhood came Allen Owen after Talbotton in the state of Georgia, where he received a private school education. After that, he first attended the Franklin College in Athens and then to 1837 the Yale College. After a subsequent law degree from Harvard University and his made ​​in 1839 admitted to the bar he began in Talbotton to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Whig Party launched a political career.

Between 1843 and 1847 Owen sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In 1848 he worked there as a File Clerk ( Clerk ). In the same year he was a delegate to the Whig National Convention in Philadelphia in part, on the Zachary Taylor was nominated as a presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of 1848 Owen in the third electoral district of Georgia was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John William Jones on March 4, 1849. Until March 3, 1851, he was able to complete a term in Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives joined Owen to the Democratic Party. In 1851 he became an American consul in Havana, Cuba. He then worked again as a lawyer in Talbotton. Allen Owens died during a family visit on April 7, 1865 in Upatoi, which now belongs to the city of Columbus. He was buried in Talbotton.