Story: Allen, James

James Allen

James Allen

As Minister of Defence during the First World War, James Allen was responsible for the maintenance of New Zealand's war effort, a role that brought him public recognition and criticism.

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How to cite this page:

Ian McGibbon. 'Allen, James', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996, updated March, 2015. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3a12/allen-james (accessed 24 August 2019)