A NATIVE of Glasgow, son of the late John Allan, writer, and first secretary and treasurer of the Royal Northern Yacht Club, Major Allan was educated in the Glasgow Collegiate Academy under the Rev. Mr. Hitchen. He is head of the firm of F. W. Allan & Co., merchants and shipping agents, and is much interested in many social and philanthropic enterprises in Glasgow. He is Vice-President of the Canal Boatmen's Institute, Chairman of the Deaf and Dumb Institute, and Director of the Langside Institution, of Broomhill and Lanfine Incurable Homes, the City of Glasgow Native Benevolent Association, the Stirlingshire Society, and the Merchants House, and he is a past-president of the Renfrewshire Society. For twenty-tree years he was a member and officer of the 1st Lanark Rifle Volunteers, and retired with the rank of major. He is an enthusiastic Freemason, and at present is Provincial Grand Master of Renfrewshire, East, having succeeded the late Lord Blythswood. He holds the 33rd, the highest degree in Scotland. He is also strongly interested in politics, and is Honorary President of the Glasgow Central Conservative Association. He is an elder in Park Church, and has been for many years a representative elder to the General Assembly.
Index of Glasgow Men (1909)