Stephen Allen

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Stephen Allen
55th Mayor of New York
In office
December 1821  1824
Preceded by Cadwallader D. Colden
Succeeded by William Paulding, Jr.
Personal details
Born July 2, 1767
Died July 28, 1852(1852-07-28) (aged 85)
Riverdale, Bronx, New York
Nationality American

Stephen Allen (July 2, 1767 – July 28, 1852) was an American politician from New York.


Orphaned by the death of his parent(s) in the Revolutionary War, Allen grew to become a wealthy sailmaker.[1]

He was the 55th Mayor of New York City from December 1821 to 1824, first appointed by the Council of Appointment in 1821, and then elected by the Board of Aldermen in 1823 and 1824.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co.) in 1826.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (1st D.) from 1829 to 1832, sitting in the 52nd, 53rd, 54th and 55th New York State Legislatures.

In 1835, the same year as the Great Fire of New York, Allen moved to 1 Washington Square North, and led the commission that very quickly rebuilt New York's commercial center.[1]

He died in the Henry Clay steamboat disaster on July 28, 1852 in Riverdale, Bronx and was buried at the New York City Marble Cemetery.

See also


  1. 1 2 Koeppel, Gerard (October 23, 2016). "Letters to the Editor - Hidden History of Ground Zero" (Book Review). The New York Times Company. Retrieved 25 October 2016.


Political offices
Preceded by
Cadwallader D. Colden
Mayor of New York City
Succeeded by
William Paulding, Jr.
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Jacob Tyson
New York State Senate
First District (Class 2)

Succeeded by
Myndert Van Schaick
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