Orlando Allen
18th Mayor of Buffalo
In office
Preceded byElbridge G. Spaulding
Succeeded byHiram Barton
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Erie County, 1st district
In office
January 1, 1860 – December 31, 1860
Preceded byDaniel Bowen
Succeeded byStephen V. R. Watson
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Erie County, 1st district
In office
January 1, 1850 – December 31, 1851
Preceded byBenoni Thompson
Succeeded byIsrael T. Hatch
Personal details
BornJanuary 10, 1803
New Hartford, Connecticut
DiedSeptember 4, 1874(1874-09-04) (aged 71)
Buffalo, New York
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Marilla A. Pratt
Childrensix children

Orlando Allen (1803–1874) was a member of the New York State Assembly and the 18th mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York. Allen began his political career as city treasurer, followed by two separate terms as Second Ward Alderman. He served an extended single term as mayor after being appointed in January 1848. He was elected to a full term in March of that year, and served until the term expired in 1849, when he declined to run for a second term. He was a member of the State Assembly in 1850 and 1851. He later served on the Buffalo Board of Supervisors, representing the Second Ward in 1856–1857, before winning one final term in the State Assembly in 1860. He ran for most of his offices as a Whig, however, after the collapse of that party, he served his final term in the Assembly as a Republican.[2]


  1. ^ Rizzo, Michael (2005). Through The Mayors' Eyes. Lulu. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-4116-3757-3.
  2. ^ "Orlando Allen". Through The Mayor's Eyes, The Only Complete History of the Mayor's of Buffalo, New York, Compiled by Michael Rizzo. The Buffalonian is produced by The Peoples History Union. 2009-05-27. Archived from the original on 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
Political offices Preceded byElbridge G. Spaulding Mayor of Buffalo, NY 1848–1849 Succeeded byHiram Barton