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George Whiting Allen

George Whiting Allen, American banker, lawyer. member Porter-Allen Company, real estate and insurance Deputy clerk United States District Court, Southern District Florida, 1873-1878; member Florida State Senate, 2 terms, 1879-1883.

Background

  • Allen, George Whiting was born on September 1, 1854 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Son of William Smith and Mary Jane (Sprague) Allen.

  • Education

    • Educated private and public schools, Jacksonville and Key West, Florida, and Ithaca, New York.

    Career

    • In active practice of law, since 1880. President 1st National Bank, Key West, from its organization, 1891. President Key West Realty Company.

      Director Florida National Bank, Jacksonville. Member Porter-Allen Company, real estate and insurance Deputy clerk United States District Court, Southern District Florida, 1873-1878. Deputy collector internal revenue, 1879-1890.

      Treasurer city of Key West, 1891. Collector of customs, District Key West, 1897-June 30, 1913. Member Florida State Senate, 2 terms, 1879-1883.

      Alternate delegate Republican National Convention, 1900, delegate, 1904, 08, 12. Republican nominee for government of Florida, 1896, for Congress, 1908, 12. Republican and Progressive nominee for governor, 1916.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Porter-Allen Company, real estate and insurance Deputy clerk United States District Court, Southern District Florida, 1873-1878. Member Florida State Senate, 2 terms, 1879-1883.

    Connections

    • Married Leonor X. Browne, May 26, 1880.
    • father: William Smith Allen
    • mother: Mary Jane (Sprague) Allen
    • spouse: Leonor X. Browne
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    Born September 1, 1854
    Died March 30, 1922
    (aged 67)
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