Biographical Sketch of Allen, Richard Beman

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Allen, Richard Beman, son of John and May (Eagan) Allen, was born in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, January 25, 1851.

He was educated in the common schools of Tewksbury and the Lowell Business College. He began business as clerk in a grocery store; remained in the business three years, and then learned a trade—watchmaker and jeweler; was a member of the firm of Cluin & Allen for three years; sold out, and became a member of the firm of Allen Brothers.

Mr. Allen was married in Lowell, October 14, 1884, to Annie daughter of Peter and Bridget Angulin Sheehan. Of this union are three children: Mary, Julia, and Gertrude Allen.

Mr. Allen is a member of the board of trustees of Ancient Order of Foresters; Y. M. C. L. A.; vice-justice Order Iron Hall; member of the Middlesex Mechanic Association, and of the Democratic city committee; was member of the Lowell common council 1887 and 1888, and was a member of the House of Representatives in 1889, serving on committee on public charitable institutions.

Mr. Allen, while not desiring publicity, has many times been honored by his fellow citizens by their endorsement at the polls; and to his quiet but effectual work is due, in a great measure, much of the success of his party in the “Spindle City.” He is a firm believer in clear and honorable methods of political work, and has the respect of all classes, regardless of their party affiliations.



MLA Source Citation:

Rand, John Clark. One of a Thousand: A Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men Resident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A.D. 1888-'89. Massachusetts: First National Publishing Company, 1890. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 21 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/massachusetts/biographical-sketch-of-richard-beman-allen.htm - Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2012


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