Percy Benjamin Allen
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|1957||31st||Bay of Plenty||National|
|1957–1960||32nd||Bay of Plenty||National|
|1960–1963||33rd||Bay of Plenty||National|
|1963–1966||34th||Bay of Plenty||National|
|1966–1969||35th||Bay of Plenty||National|
|1969–1972||36th||Bay of Plenty||National|
|1972–1975||37th||Bay of Plenty||National|
Allen was born at Auckland in 1913, the son of Charles Percival Allen. He received his education at Te Aroha School and Rotorua Boys' High School. In 1939, he married Peggy Donaldson, the daughter of William Donaldson. They had one son and one daughter. He fished and played golf for recreation.
He participated in World War II and served in the Pacific, Italy and Egypt, where he was wounded at El Alamein. He had the rank of major at the end of the war. He had his own plastering business after the war.
Allen was on the Rotorua RSA and on the Rotorua Borough Council.
He was a Cabinet minister from 1963 to 1972 in the Second National Government. He was appointed as Minister of Works by Keith Holyoake on 20 December 1963, succeeding William Goosman, who had retired at the 1963 election. In 1969, he became Minister of Electricity. When Jack Marshall became Prime Minister in 1972, Allen maintained the Works portfolio, relinquished Electricity, but gained the role as Minister of Police. His ministerial roles finished when the Third Labour Government took over on 8 December 1972.
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
- Traue, James Edward, ed. (1978). Who's Who in New Zealand (11th ed.). Wellington: Reed.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Bay of Plenty