John B. Alley

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(7 January, 1817 -- 19 January, 1896) Alley was an American shoemaker, businessman, and politician. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., Alley was at the age of fourteen apprenticed as a shoemaker, however, he was released at nineteen. In 1838, Alley entered the shoe manufacturing business. Alley was a member of the State senate in 1852 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Massachusetts Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Massachusetts Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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