|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 12th district
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
|Preceded by||John Scott|
|Succeeded by||George Chambers|
|Born||March 10, 1777|
|Died||December 2, 1840(aged 63)|
Robert Allison born near Greencastle, Pennsylvania. He attended local and private schools, and moved to Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in 1795. He was employed as a clerk in his brother’s office, studied law, was admitted to the bar in April 1798 and commenced the practice of law in Huntingdon. He served as a captain in the Huntingdon Volunteers during the War of 1812. At the close of the war returned to Huntingdon and resumed the practice of law. He served as a burgess of Huntingdon in 1815, 1817, 1819, 1821–1824, and again in 1826.
Allison was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress. He continued the practice of law in Huntingdon until his death there in 1840. Interment in River View Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Robert Allison (id: A000159)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
- Robert Allison at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district