Allison, William M.
Born: 1823-XX-XX Centre County, Pennsylvania
William M. Allison was a lawyer, prosecuting attorney, and state legislator. He moved from his native state to Iowa in 1847, settling in Monroe County. In the spring of 1849, Allison moved to the town of Albia, becoming one of the first attorneys in that community. He also served as prosecuting attorney for Monroe County. From 1848 to 1850, he represented Monroe County, as a Whig, in the Iowa House of Representatives.
Chester C. Cole and E. C. Ebersole, The Courts and Legal Profession of Iowa (Chicago: H. C. Cooper, Jr., 1907), 2:859; Benjamin F. Gue, History of Iowa from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century (New York: Century History, 1903), 3:461; The History of Monroe County, Iowa(Chicago: Western Historical 1878), 387; "William M. Allison," The Iowa Legislature, accessed 27 April 2020, https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?ga=2&personID=5976.