Allen, Andrew Aniel, Vice-President and General Manager Missouri Kansas & Texas Ry. Office St. Louis,
Born in 1855, at Monmouth, Ill. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1869 as telegraph messenger
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Rd. since which he has been consecutively to 1872, assistant operator, operator
and clerk same road; 1872 to 1880, ticket agent and operator, assistant train dispatcher and train dispatcher Toledo
Peoria & Warsaw Ry; 1880 to 1882, city ticket agent at Chicago and trainmaster at Peoria, Ill., Wabash St.
Louis & Pacific Ry; 1882 to 1889, successively division superintendent, superintendent, general superintendent,
assistant to general manager and assistant general manager Wisconsin Central Ed; 1889 to 1892, general manager
Chicago & Northern Pacific Rd and Chicago & Calumet Terminal Rd; 1892 to 1893, superintendent of construction
Everett & Monte Cristo Rd; Jan. 1893 to Feb. 1895, general superintendent Missouri Kansas & Texas Ry; Feb.
1895 to May 1, 1897, assistant general manager same road; May 1, 1897, to date, vice-president and general manager
Allen, Ephraim W., Treasurer Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Ry and Mineral Range and Hancock &
Calumet Rds. Office Marquette, Mich.
Born Sept. 18, 1853, at Salem, Mass. Entered railway service Sept. 1, 1880, as cashier and paymaster construction
Detroit Mackinac & Marquette Ed, since which he has been consecutively Sept. 1, 1881, to May 1, 1887, auditor
and receiving cashier same road; Sept. 1885 to May 1, 1887, also general passenger and ticket agent; April 1, 1887,
appointed assistant treasurer and auditor Marquette Roughton & Ontonagon Rd; May 1, 1887, date of consolidation
Detroit Mackinac & Marquette and Marquette Houghton & Ontonagon Rds with Duluth South Shore & Atlantic
Ry, to Feb. 1, 1888, general passenger and ticket agent; May 1, 1887, to Oct. 1, 1890, auditor, and May 1, 1887,
to June 5, 1893, assistant secretary and assistant treasurer Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Ry; June 5, 1893,
to date, treasurer same road; Aug. 8, 1893, to date, also treasurer Mineral Range and Hancock & Calumet Rds.
Allen, George Smith, Division Master Mechanic Philadelphia & Reading Ry. Office Tamaqua, Pa.
Born Sept. 5, 1836. Educated. in the public schools at Tamaqua. Entered railway service 1868, since which he has
been consecutively to March 1871, machinist Philadelphia & Beading Bd; March 1871 to Feb. 1873, foreman same
road; Feb. 1873 to date, master mechanic same road.
Allen, John M., Address Rockford, Ill.
Born Oct. 14, 1858. Entered railway service 1873, as messenger boy Illinois & St. Louis Ry at Belleville, Ill.,
since which he has been consecutively Feb. 1, 1874, to 1882, messenger boy, clerk, etc., Chicago Rock Island &
Pacific Ry; 1882 to 1892, agent same road at Peoria, Ill.; 1892 to 1896, division freight agent, and 1896 to July
1903, second assistant general freight agent same road; resigned to accept position of traffic manager Merchants'
and Manufacturers' Association of Rockford, Ill.
Allen, John Wesley, General Freight Agent Missouri Kansas & Texas Ry of Texas. Office Dallas, Tex.
Born July 28, 1855, in Cole County, Missouri. He was educated in the public schools. Entered railway service Sept.
7, 1880, as bill of Jading clerk with the Blue Line at St. Louis, Mo., since which he has been consecutively Jan.
13, 1881, to April 1, 1883, chief clerk same office; April 1 to Sept. 17, 1883, clerk Carr Street depot St. Louis
Transfer Co.; Sept. 17, 1883, to Oct. 19, 1885, clerk in general freight office Texas & St. Louis Ry; Oct.
19, 1885, to Feb. 1, 1887, chief clerk; Feb. 1 to June 1, 1887, general agent at Memphis, Tenn.; June 1, 1887,
to Nov. 1, 1888, general agent at Cincinnati, O.; Nov. 1, 1888, to Nov. 15, 1891, assistant general freight agent
Missouri Kansas & Texas Ry at Sedalia, Mo.; Nov. 15, 1891, to May 29, 1893, general freight agent Missouri
Kansas & Texas Ry at Sedalia, Mo.: May 29, 1893, to date, general freight agent Missouri Kansas & Texas
Ry of Texas.
Allen, Leon M., General Passenger Agent Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific System. Office Chicago, Ill.
Born July 4, 1863, at Davenport, Ia. Entered railway service 1881, since which he has been consecutively to 1882,
car accountant's clerk in local freight office Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry at Davenport, Ia.; 1882 to
1883. freight clerk and cashier; 1853 to 1888, ticket clerk; 1888 to 1892, ticket agent; 1893 to Dec. 1, 1898,
general agent passenger department; entire service on the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry at Davenport, Ia.;
Dec. 1, 1898, to Aug. 1, 1902, assistant general passenger and ticket agent same road at Chicago; Aug. 1, 1902,
to May 20, 1903, general passenger agent lines east of the Missouri River; May 20, 1903, to date, general passenger
agent entire Rock Island System.
Allen, Leonard B., Division Engineer Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. Office Ashland, KY.
Born April 19, 1879, at Lexington, Ky. Graduated from the Kentucky State College in 1899. Entered railway service
1899 as rodman Southern Ry, since which he has been consecutively Aug. 1899 to Jan. 1, 1904, on. location and construction
Chesapeake & Ohio Ry; Jan. 1, 1904, to Jan. 1, 1905, assistant in office of engineer maintenance of way same
road; Jan. 1, 1905, to date, division engineer Kentucky division same road.
Allen, Louis B., Superintendent Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Office Rock Island, Ill.
From 1901 to Oct. 10, 1903, was superintendent Great Northern Ry at Larimore, N. D.; Oct. 10, 1903 to Feb. 15,
1904. division superintendent Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry at Cedar Rapids, Ia.; Feb. 15, 1904, to date.
division superintendent same road at Rock Island, Ill.
Allen, William I., President Mississippi Valley & Gulf Ry. Office First National Bank Building, Chicago,
Born May 9, 1851, at Republic, O. Entered railway service May 1865 as telegraph operator Chicago & Great Eastern
Rd, since which he has been consecutively April 1867 to Oct. 1868. train dispatcher same road at Logansport, Ind.;
Oct. 1868 to Oct. 1869, train dispatcher Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry; Oct. 1869 to April 1871, chief train
dispatcher Central Pacific Rd; April 1871 to Sept. 1872, train dispatcher Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry;
Sept. 1872 to Dec. 1873, passenger train conductor same road; Dec. 1873 to Dec. 1876, trainmaster International
& Great Northern Rd at Palestine, Tex.; Dec. 1876 to July 1881, trainmaster Texas & Pacific Ry; July 1831
to Aug. 1833, master transportation Cairo & Vincennes Rd at Cairo, Ill.; Aug. 1883 to Nov. 1886, trainmaster
Minneapolis & St. Louis Rd; Nov. 1886 to May 1888, division superintendent Chicago Kansas & Nebraska Ry;
May 1888 to July 1890, general superintendent same road; July 1890 to Oct. 1, 1899, assistant general manager Chicago
Bock Island & Pacific Ry; Sept. 1900 to Feb. 5, 1904, general manager Cincinnati Richmond & Muncie Rd and
its successor, the Chicago Cincinnati & Louisville Rd.; Aug. 1, 1905, to date, president Mississippi Valley
& Gulf Ry.
Allen, William Keegan, Auditor and Purchasing Agent Evansville & Terre Haute Rd. Office Evansville,
Born March 4, 1868, at Evansville, Ind. Entered railway service March 24, 1890, since which he has been cbnsecutively
to June 23, 1897, assistant bookkeeper Evansville & Terre Haute Rd; June 23, 1897, to Feb. 28, 1898, traveling
auditor: Feb. 28, 1898, to Aug. 10, 1899, assistant auditor; Aug. 10, 1899, to Feb. 10, 1903, auditor and car accountant;
Feb. 10, 1903, to date, auditor and purchasing agent; entire service with the Evansville & Terre Haute Rd.
The Biographical Directory of
the Railway Officials of America
Edition of 1906
Edited and compiled by T. Addison Busbey
Associate Editor The Railway Age.