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banker , lawyer

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.

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