Allen, James

Born: Feb 10, 1855 AD
Died: 1942 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat, Politician

1855 - Allen was born in Adelaide, Australia on February 10, 1855.


1877 - Attended Clifton College in Bristol and transferred to St. John's College at Cambridge University where he earned his degree.


1880 - Served in the City Council and played for the Otago provincial rugby team.


1883 - Went to England to study at the Royal School of Mines.


1887 - Entered politics and beat the opponent Robert Stout.


1892 - Returned to the Parliament after he was re-elected.


1912 - Worked at the Cabinet where he was in-charge of the finance, education, and defence.


1920 - Became New Zealand's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and represented New Zealand at the League of Nations.


1927 - Appointed to the Legislative Council on June 1, 1927.


1938 - He resigns from his position and settled a public life.


1942 - Died in Dunedin, New Zealand on 28 July 1942.

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