James Browning ALLEN, Congress, AL (1912-1978)

Senate Years of Service:

ALLEN, James Browning, (husband of Maryon Pittman Allen), a Senator from Alabama; born in Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala., December 28, 1912; attended public schools of Gadsden, University of Alabama, and University of Alabama Law School; practiced law in Gadsden, Ala., from 1935 to 1968; member of the Alabama State legislature 1938-1942; resigned to enter active duty in the United States Naval Reserve 1943-1946; member of the Alabama State senate 1946-1950; lieutenant governor of Alabama 1951-1955, 1963-1967; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, November 5, 1968; reelected in 1974, and served from January 3, 1969, until his death in Gulf Shores, Ala. on June 1, 1978; interment in Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Ala.


U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States. Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of James B. Allen, Late a Senator from Alabama. 85th Cong., 2d sess. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1978; Watson, Elbert L. “James Browning Allen.” In Alabama United States Senators, pp. 146-49. Huntsville, AL: Strode Publishers, 1982.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present