Benjamin Allen (Canadian politician)


Benjamin Allen (1830 December 23, 1912) was a Canadian politician and retail merchant.[1]

Benjamin Allen
Member of Parliament
for Grey North (1882-1887)
In office
1882–1887
Preceded bySamuel J. Lane
Succeeded byJames Masson
Personal details
Born1830
Sligo, Ireland
DiedDecember 23, 1912
Political partyLiberal
Professionretail merchant

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 House of Commons of Canada as a member of the Liberal Party representing the riding of Grey North.[1]

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