Andrew Henson Allen

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The Honourable
Andrew Henson Allen
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47th Mayor of Dunedin
In office
Preceded by Edwin Thoms Cox
Succeeded by Donald Charles Cameron
Personal details
Born 1877
Died 25 July 1963
Political party National

Andrew Henson Allen CBE (1877 – 25 July 1963) was Mayor of Dunedin and a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council.


He was the Mayor of Dunedin from 1938 to 1944. In the 1938 mayoral election, he defeated the incumbent, Edwin Thomas Cox, by 17,929 to 13,891 votes. In the 1941 mayoral election, he defended a challenge by Gervan McMillan by 13,711 to 12,580 votes.[1]

Allen was appointed a member of the Legislative Council on 22 June 1950.[2] He was appointed as a member of the suicide squad nominated by the First National Government in 1950 to vote for the abolition of the Council. Most of the new members (like Allen) were appointed on 22 June 1950, and served until 31 December 1950 when the Council was abolished.[2]


  1. ^ McDonald, Kenneth Cornwell (1965). City Of Dunedin : A Century of Civic Enterprise. Dunedin: Dunedin City Corporation. p. 416.
  2. ^ a b Wilson, J.O. (1985) [1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Government Printer. p. 148.
Political offices
Preceded by
Edwin Thoms Cox
Mayor of Dunedin
Succeeded by
Donald Charles Cameron

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