Charles Alexander Allen

Full Name: Charles Alexander Allen
Date of birth: January 8, 1857
Date of death: February 25, 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) (2) (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 (8)   Democrat Oakland / Colorado   Colorado, Gonzales, Lavaca, Wharton

(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(2) Shimek. House Journal.
(3) 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.
(4) Oakland, Colorado County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Shimek. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide.
(6) Oakland. Texas Legislative Manual.
(7) "Not much is left of the town of Shimek . . . it was about 8 miles south of Weimar." Colorado County Sesquicentennial Commemorative Book. Colorado County, TXGenWeb Project.
(8) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his brother, Monroe R. Allen, Volume III, pp. 1362-1364. Charles Alexander Allen, birth date 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.

Other Resources

  • Charlie Alexandra Allen, birth date 1/8/1857, death date 2/25/1909, burial in Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Weimar, Colorado County. Includes photo and reprints of obituaries from The Weimar Mercury, 3/5/1909, and Schulenburg Sticker, 3/4/1909, 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.
  • "Funeral of Chas. Allen," 3/5/1909, p. 1. Weimar Mercury (Weimar, Colorado County, Texas).


  • Photograph. C.A. Allen, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.A. Allen, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.A. Allen, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

31st R.S. - 1909
Banks and Banking  
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Common Carriers  
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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