Allan Thomson (businessman)

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Allan Thomson (1788-1884) was a banker, railroad executive, and city councilman of Wilmington, Delaware.[1]

In 1838, Thomson served as treasurer for three of the four railroads that built the first rail link from Philadelphia south: the Wilmington and Susquehanna Railroad, the Delaware and Maryland Railroad, and the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, for which service he is named on the 1839 Newkirk Viaduct Monument.


  1. ^ Scharf, John Thomas (1988). History of Delaware: 1609-1888. Philadelphia: L.J. Richards.