Allen, Montressor Tyler, son of George W. and Mary L. (Tyler) Allen, was born in Woburn, Middlesex County, May 20, 1844.
His education embraced the instruction and training of public schools, Warren Academy, private tutors, a special course in Boston University, and a full legal course in the Boston University law school, having been graduated from the latter institution in the class of 1878.
From 1867 to 1870 Mr. Allen was engaged in mercantile work at Woburn. Previous to this, he had seen a short term of service in the 5th Massachusetts regiment, 1864. Upon being admitted to the bar in 1879, he opened an office in Boston, where he is at present engaged in practice, still retaining his residence in Woburn.
Mr. Allen was married in Boston, in June 1865, to Julia Frances, daughter of John and Ruth (Magoun) Peasley. They have no children.
Mr. Allen was a member of the House of Representatives 1888-’89, serving the former year on the House committee on finance, the joint committee on expenditures, and in the latter as chairman of the House committee on railroads, performing conspicuous service in the support and successful passage of the many important measures reported by that committee.
He is a member of Mt. Horeb lodge of Masons, Woburn, and has served on the local board of registrars of voters for five years.