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William Allen

Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen

Profession: Mayor of Philadelphia

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania and mayor of Philadelphia during the colonial period.

William Allen was a Loyalist, who disapproved of independence and believed that the colonies should seek to redress their grievances with the British Parliament through constitutional means.

Born: August 5, 1704
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Star Sign: Leo

Died: September 6, 1780 (aged 76)

Married Life

Historical Events

  • 1731-06-24 Freemason and Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen is appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania, the first and youngest Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

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