Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/George Allen

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Allen, George, educator, b. at Milton, Vermont, 17 December, 1808; d. in Worcester, Mass., 28 May, 1876. He was graduated at the University of Vermont in 1827, and admitted to the bar in 1831. Later, he studied theology, and was rector of an Episcopal church at St. Albans, Vt., from 1834 to 1837. In 1837, he became professor of ancient languages in Delaware College, at Newark, Del., and in 1845, he held the same chair at the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, where he was afterwards professor of Greek. He became a Catholic in 1847.