Biography of John R. Allen
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ALLEN, John Robins, professor mechanical engineering; born, Milwaukee, Wis., July 23, 1869; son of James Morrill and Eliza Jane (Stanton) Allen; educated in public schools of Milwaukee; Ann Arbor High School; University of Michigan, B. S., 1892, M.E., 1896; married, at Ann Arbor, Oct. 9, 1894, Lola H. Conrad. Secretary L. K. Comstock Construction Co., Chicago, 1893; member firm of Ball & Allen, consulting engineers, Chicago, 1894-6; teacher mechanical engineering, University of Michigan, 1896; advanced to professor, 1903; dean Engineering Department (in charge of establishing Engineering College), Robert College, Constantinople, Turkey, 191013; professor mechanical engineering (in charge of department), University of Michigan, since 1913. An organizer of firm of Brush & Allen, engineers, Detroit, 1904, firm becoming Brush, Allen & Anderson, 1907. Democrat. Baptist. Member American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers (ex president), Detroit Engineering Society, National Association of Stationary Engineers (honorary), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Michigan Engineering Society, British Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, Phi Gamma Delta. Club: University. Recreations: hunting and fishing. Residence: 837 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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