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Allen Benjamin Crow

Allen Benjamin Crow, business executive. Recipient award Junior Achievement of S.E. Michigan, 1958. Club of Detroit, 1934-1962; member of advisory board United Foundation; member Civic Searchlight.; Member Detroit Board Commerce, Detroit Real Estate Board, American Academy Political Science, Detroit Commercial Sections, Newcomen Society England, Detroit Committee Foreign Relations, Columbia; Mason (K.T.).

Background

  • Crow, Allen Benjamin was born on June 4, 1887 in St. Louis. Son of Benjamin Franklin and Amanda S. (Allen) Crow.

  • Education

    • Student Colorado College, 1909-1911. Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1913. Student Detroit Institute Technology, 1922, United States Forest Products Laboratory, 1925.

      Doctor of Laws, University Detroit, 1941.

    Career

    • Office secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, Keokuk, Iowa, 1906-1907, membership secretary, Colorado Springs, 1907-1909, general secretary, Prospect Park branch, Brooklyn, 1913-1916, general secretary, Evanston, Illinois, 1916-1918, associate personnel secretary nat. war work council, Chicago, 1918-1919, city industrial secretary, Detroit, 1919-1921. Michigan director China Famine Fund, 1921. Sales, advertising manager Strand Lumber Company, Detroit, 1921-1925.

      Assistant to president F.M. Sibley Lumber Company, and affiliates, 1925-1944. Founder, president Economics Club of Detroit, 1934-1962. Director Wabeek State Bank, 1942-1955.

      Trustee First Liquidating Corporation, 1942-1949. Director Music Settlement School, Salvation Army. Member of advisory board United Foundation.

      Member Civic Searchlight.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Club of Detroit, 1934-1962. Member of advisory board United Foundation. Member Civic Searchlight.

    Member Detroit Board Commerce, Detroit Real Estate Board, American Academy Political Science, Detroit Commercial Sections, Newcomen Society England, Detroit Committee Foreign Relations, Columbia. Mason (K.T.).; Clubs: Economic (director), Adcraft, Aero of Michigan, Detroit Golf.

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor G. Thomas, July 24, 1913 (deceased November 14, 1961). Children: Walter Allen, Agnes Louise (Mistress.
    • father: Benjamin Franklin Crow
    • mother: Amanda S. (Allen) Crow
    • spouse: Eleanor G. Thomas
    • children: Walter Allen Crow
    • Agnes Louise (Mrs Crow
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    Born June 4, 1887
    Nationality

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