Macon Bolling Allen

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Born in 1816 in Indiana, Macon Bolling Allen moved to Maine in the early 1840s. There, he started studying law. In 1844, Allen became the first African American to be admitted to the Maine bar. The following year, he became the first African American to be licensed in Massachusetts and was appointed justice of the peace for Middlesex County soon after. In 1868, Allen moved to South Carolina. He died in 1894 in Washington, D.C.