ALLEN, Robert Gray, (1902 - 1963)


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ALLEN, Robert Gray, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Winchester, Middlesex County, Mass., August 24, 1902; moved to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1906 and attended public and private schools; was graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover, Mass., in 1922 and later attended Harvard University; moved to Greensburg, Pa., in 1929 and was a salesman and sales manager for a valve and fittings manufacturing business until 1937; district administrator of the Works Progress Administration in 1935 and 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1941); was not a candidate for renomination in 1940; president of the Duff-Norton Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1940-1943; commissioned a major in the Ordnance Branch, United States Army, in July 1942, promoted to lieutenant colonel in February 1943, and served until his discharge in January 1945; sales manager for the Baldwin Locomotive Works 1945-1946; vice president of Fisher Plastics Corporation, Boston, Mass., 1946-1947; vice president of Great Lakes Carbon Corporation 1947-1954; president, Pesco Products, division of Borg-Warner Corporation, 1954-1957; vice president of Bucyrus-Erie Co., in 1957 and 1958 and president in 1958; chairman of the board and president of Bucyrus-Erie Co. of Canada, Ltd., and chairman of the board of Ruston-Bucyrus, Ltd., Lincoln, England; director of the First Wisconsin National Bank of Milwaukee; retired from business activities in 1962 and moved from Milwaukee, Wis., to Keene, Va., where he died August 9, 1963; interment in Christ Episcopal Church.