Benjamin Allen (politician)

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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]