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Allen, Macon Bolling

Born: 1816 AD
Died: 1894 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers

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1844 - He was admitted to the bar of Portland, Maine, but he never practiced there, but in Massachusetts.

1845 - Admitted to the Massachusetts bar and the first African American admitted to practice law in the United States.

         - Allen became a justice of the peace in Massachusetts until after the Civil War.

1872 - He was elected judge of the Inferior Court of Charleston.

1873 - He moved to South Carolina and was elected a judge.

         - During the Civil War, Allen moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he believed his legal skills could be more useful.

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