Cornelius Lansing Allen


Cornelius Lansing Allen served in 1859. Born in Lansingburg, Rensselaer County, Jul. 17, 1800. Elected supreme court justice, fourth judicial district, 1851, served until 1859. District attorney, Washington County, 1836. Father, David Allen (d. 1820), was surrogate of Rensselaer County and a member of the state assembly and senate. Died Sep. 30, 1878. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, N.Y. Biography and picture in Johnson, History of Washington Co., New York, Philadelphia, Everts & Ensign (1878), with thanks to the Washington County archivist, Dennis Lowery.

This biography appears in The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History, ed. Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007). It has not been updated since publication.


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