Benjamin Allen (politician)

Benjamin Allen

Member of Parliament
for Grey North (1882-1887)

In office
1882 – 1887

Preceded by
Samuel J. Lane

Succeeded by
James Masson

Personal details

Born
1830
Sligo, Ireland

Died
December 23, 1912

Political party
Liberal

Profession
retail merchant

Benjamin Allen (1830 – December 23, 1912) was a Canadian politician and retail merchant.[1]
Born in Sligo, Ireland, the son of William Allen who was of English descent, Allen first came to Canada in 1850. He went to Australia in 1852, returning to Canada West in 1856, and settled in Owen Sound. In 1857, he married May Cruthers. Allen served as a member of the town council for Owen Sound and was license commissioner from 1876 to 1882.[2] He was elected in 1882 to the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Liberal Party representing the riding of Grey North.[1]
References[edit]

^ a b Benjamin Allen – Parliament of Canada biography
^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1885, AJ Gemmill

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