Henry C. Allen
|32nd Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates|
|Preceded by||J. Marshall Hanger|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin W. Lacy|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Shenandoah County|
December 1, 1875 – December 2, 1879
Serving with Joseph B. Strayer, David S. Henkel
|Preceded by||Harrison Riddleberger|
|Succeeded by||Joseph B. Strayer|
|Born||March 19, 1838|
|Died||October 31, 1889(aged 51)|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Years of service||1861-1862|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Gettysburg|
Henry Clay Allen (March 19, 1838 – October 31, 1889) was a Virginia lawyer and politician. He represented Shenandoah County in the Virginia House of Delegates, and served as that body's Speaker from 1877 until 1879.
Early and family life
After the war, Henry C. Allen returned to the Shenandoah Valley, where his grandfather had practiced law as well as served as a judge.
Voters elected him to represent Shenandoah County in the Virginia House of Delegates. When Democrat Grover Cleveland became President, H.C. Allen was the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia from 1885 until 1889.
- List of former Speakers of the House of Delegates, in the old House chamber in the Virginia State Capitol
- The Political Graveyard
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