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Charles A. Allen Charles A. Allen
Full Name: Charles Alexander Allen
Date of birth: January 8, 1857
Date of death: February 24, 1909

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Jan 12, 1909 - Feb 24, 1909 31st (1) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Shimek / Colorado   Colorado
H 43 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Oakland / Colorado   Colorado
H 46 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (2)   Democrat Oakland / Colorado   Colorado, Gonzales, Lavaca, Wharton
(1) Shimek. House Journal .
(2) District 46, composed of Wharton, Colorado, Lavaca, and Gonzales counties. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Home address, Oakland; home county, Colorado. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) John Matthews, sworn 4/8/1909, succeeded Charles A. Allen, died 2/24/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Shimek. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide 1910.
(6) Postoffice, Oakland. Texas Legislative Manual .
(7) Not much is left of the town of Shimek; it was about 8 miles south of Weimar. TXGenWeb Project, Texas Genealogy 1996.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 31st Legislature, 2/25/1909, p. 532. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • 31st Legislature, 2/25/1909, p. 640. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Charles A. Allen, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Charles A. Allen, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Charles A. Allen, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Charles Alexander Allen, 1/8/1857 - 2/25/1909. Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Weimar, Colorado County. Includes a transcript of an obituary that ran in The Mercury. Find a Grave .
  • "Representative Allen Died in Colorado County," and "Representative Allen Dead," 2/26/1909, p. 3. "...brought to his home at Shimek..." Galveston Daily News 1884.
  • Charles Alexander Allen mentioned in biography of his brother, Monroe R. Allen. Born 1/8/1857. In politics, Allen was a "democrat and much inclined toward active participation in party affairs." A History of Texas and Texans 1916.
  • "Funeral of Chas. Allen," 3/5/1909, p. 1. The Mercury (Weimar, Colorado County, Texas) 1906.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Banks and Banking  
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    Common Carriers  
    Irrigation  
    State Affairs  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Contingent Expenses  
    County Government and County Finances  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
     

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