Frank G. Allen


Frank G. Allen

Infobox Governor
name=Frank G. Allen


caption=
order=51st
office= Governor of Massachusetts
term_start= January 3, 1929
term_end= January 8, 1931
lieutenant= William S. Youngman
predecessor= Alvan T. Fuller
successor= Joseph B. Ely
birth_date= birth date|1874|10|6|mf=y
birth_place= Lynn, Massachusetts
death_date= death date and age |1950|10|05|1874|10|06
death_place= Norwood, Massachusetts
spouse=
religion=
profession=
party= Republican
footnotes=
order2 = 49th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
term_start2 = 1925
term_end2 = 1929
governor2 = Alvan T. Fuller
predecessor2 = Alvan T. Fuller
successor2 = William S. Youngman

Frank G. Allen (October 6 1874ndash October 5 1950) was a Governor of Massachusetts.

Allen was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on October 6 1874. A businessman and executive with the Winslow Brothers & Smith Company from 1893, he rose to become the company's president from 1912 to 1929, and was married to Clara Winslow in 1897.

He entered public service as a member of the Norwood, Massachusetts, Board of Assessors from 1910 to 1915 and as a Norwood Town Selectman from 1915 to 1922. During that period, he also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1918 to 1919, and in the Massachusetts Senate from 1921 to 1924. In 1924, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and served with fellow Republican Governor Alvan T. Fuller from 1925 to 1929, when he succeeded Fuller as Governor, and served until 1931.

During the administration of Governor Allen, he established the Massachusetts Transit Authority (now the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority), the Massachusetts Port Authority, and the state's Industrial Commission. He expanded facilities to care for the sick and the indigent, and in an unusual move for the times, appointed two women to judgeships in Massachusetts.

In 1930, Governor Allen was defeated for re-election by Democrat Joseph B. Ely, and returned to the Winslow Brothers & Smith Company, where he served as Chairman of the Board until his death.

Governor Allen died the day before his 76th birthday, and is buried in Highland Cemetery in Norwood, Massachusetts. He was survived by his wife and his son Frank Allen, Jr.

External links

* [http://www.mass.gov/statehouse/massgovs/fallen.htm Official Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Biography]


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