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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