Before entering national politics in 1887, James Allen was a well-known Dunedin businessman and a sportsman who excelled at rugby and rowing. He was also for a time a Dunedin city councillor.
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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 18 September 2020)