Henry C. Allen

Henry Crosby Allen ( born May 13, 1872 in Paterson, New Jersey; † March 7, 1942 in Mystic, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1907 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Allen attended both private and public schools in his native country. After that, he was until 1889 at the St. Paul 's School in Garden City on Long Iceland. Subsequently, he studied until 1893 at Yale University. After studying law at New York Law School and his 1895 was admitted as a lawyer in Paterson, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1904 Allen was the sixth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Hughes on March 4, 1905. Since he resigned in 1906 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1907. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Allen practiced again as a lawyer in Paterson. Between 1926 and 1935 he was postmaster there. He died on March 7, 1942 during a visit to his daughter in Connecticut. Henry Allen found his final resting place on the Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson.