- Robert G. Allen
Allen was born in Winchester,
Massachusetts. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1906. He was graduated from Phillips Academyat Andover, Massachusetts, in 1922 and later attended Harvard Universityin Cambridge, Massachusetts. He moved to Greensburg, Pennsylvania in 1929 and was a salesman and sales manager for a valve and fittings manufacturing business until 1937. He was district administrator of the Works Progress Administrationin 1935 and 1936.
Allen was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1940. He became president of the Duff-Norton Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh, from 1940 to 1943. He was commissioned a major in the
Ordnance Corpsof the United States Armyin July 1942 and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in February 1943. He served until his discharge in January 1945.
After his time in Congress and the Army, he served in a variety of business positions:
Baldwin Locomotive Works(Sales manager) from 1945 to 1946
*Fisher Plastics Corporation (Vice President) in
Boston, Massachusettsfrom 1946 to 1947
*Great Lakes Carbon Corporation (Vice President) from 1947 to 1954
*Pesco Products (President), a division of Borg-Warner Corporation, from 1954 - 1957
*Bucyrus-Erie Company (Vice President in 1957 - 1958, and president in 1958)
*Bucyrus-Erie Co. of
Canada, Ltd. (chairman of the board and president)
Lincoln, England(chairman of the board)
*Director of the First Wisconsin National Bank of
He retired from business activities in 1962 and moved from Milwaukee, to
Keene, Virginia, where he died.
In 1948, Allen's daughter, Katharine "Kathy" Allen, married
Warren A. Morton(1924-2002), an oilman in Casper who later served as Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representativesfrom 1979-1980 and was the unsuccessful Republican gubernatorialnominee in 1982. Katharine Morton recalls that though her her father had been a New Dealsupporter, he opposed U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Judiciary Reorganization Bill of 1937and also ran afoul of United Mine Workerslabor figure John L. Lewis.
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