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Robert Emmet Allen

Robert Emmet Allen, American banker. member board, treas; member fin; member board, member finance, chairman executive com.


  • Allen, Robert Emmet was born on February 26, 1890 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Henry Wilson and Mary Irene (Mendenhall) Allen.

  • Education

    • Student Chicora College, Greenville, South Carolina., 1897-1901, Furman Fitting School, 1901-1904. Bachelor of Arts, Furman U., 1909, Master of Arts, 1914, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1937.


    • 1 daughter, Ellen Douglas (Mistress George W. Kinchwey, III). Bank clerk Norwood National Bank (Greenville), National Bank of Commerce (Baltimore), Newberry (South Carolina.) Savings Bank, 1910-1914. Professor School Fine Arts, department of music, Chicora College for Women, Columbia, South Carolina., 1915-1917.

      Clerk, Central Union Trust Company of New York, 1919-1921. Assistant treasurer Central Union Trust Company of New York (now The Hanover Bank, 1921-1925, vice president 1925-1947. Practicing as financial consultant since 1948.

      Past vice president, member board, treasurer, member finance committee New York Post-Graduate Medical School (now part of New York University Bellevue Medical Center). Past treasurer, member board, member finance, chairman executive committee Josiah Macy Junior Foundation. Enlisted as private, World War I.

      With American Expeditionary Forces, Savenay, France, 1918-1919. Commissioned First lieutenant, 1918. Past vice president Furman University Alumni Association (ex-president New York chapter), Tokenoke Association (past president), Uptown Bankers Association (p.p.), Military Order Foreign Wars, New York Southern Society, S.R., Pi Kappa Phi.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member board, treas; member fin. Member board, member finance, chairman executive com.


    • Married Ellen Douglas Boykin, November 5, 1919.
    • father: Henry Wilson Allen
    • mother: Mary Irene (Mendenhall) Allen
    • spouse: Ellen Douglas Boykin
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    Died August 7, 1955
    (aged 65)