Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
September 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Andrew A. Allan

Vice-President of the Allan Line of Steamships

DESCENDING from a long line of Allans, all of whom were prominently identified with the steamship interests of the world, Andrew A. Allan, son of the late Andrew and Isabelle Ann (Smith) Allan, was born June 16th, 1860, at Montreal, Canada. His father was of Scotch birth and ancestry and one of the founders of the Allan Line. His mother was of Scotch-Canadian stock. Andrew A. Allan was educated at Rugby, England, later in France by private tutors and at the High School of Montreal. He commenced his business career as an office boy in the employ of the Allan Line in 1877 and he has worked his way faithfully up in their service and today is the vice-president of that great line of steamers. He is also president of the Shipping Federation of Canada, president of the Canadian Marconi Co., and is a director of the Merchants Bank of Canada. He is a member of the Montreal Jockey Club, the Montreal Hunt Club, the Mount Royal Club, and the Forest & Stream Club, all of Montreal, also of the Garrison Club of Quebec, the Rideau Club of Ottawa and the Country Club of Ottawa. Mr. Allan was married to Charlotte Elizabeth Torre on June 3rd, 1886, and they have two daughters, Miss Isabel Hazel Allan and Miss Doris Forsyth (now Mrs. Russel Cowans) of Winnipeg.

Mr. Allan is actively identified with the business interests and devotes his time exclusively to the welfare of the Allan Line.

Source: Canadian History Makers. A Volume Containing Accurate and Concise Sketches of Men who have Done Things in The Dominion of Canada Past and Present Together with Photogravures Made from their Latest Photographs, Montreal, Canadian Publication Society, 1913, 159p., p. 107.


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