Roger Allin

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Roger Allin
Roger Allin (North Dakota Governor).jpg
From the 1897 atlas North Dakota and Richland County Chart
4th Governor of North Dakota
In office
January 10, 1895 – January 6, 1897
LieutenantJohn H. Worst
Preceded byEli C. D. Shortridge
Succeeded byFrank A. Briggs
2nd Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
In office
January 7, 1891 – January 3, 1893
GovernorAndrew H. Burke
Preceded byAlfred Dickey
Succeeded byElmer D. Wallace
Personal details
Born(1848-12-18)December 18, 1848
Devonshire, U.K.
DiedJanuary 1, 1936(1936-01-01) (aged 87)
Park River, North Dakota, U.S.
Resting placePark River Memorial Park

Roger Allin (December 18, 1848 – January 1, 1936) was an American politician who was the fourth Governor of North Dakota from 1895 to 1897, and the second Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota from 1891 to 1893 serving under Governor Andrew H. Burke.


Allin was a native of Bradworthy, Devonshire, England.[1] After his father died, he and his family moved to Ontario, Canada, where he was educated in the public schools.[2] He married twice, first to Isabella McKensie on March 22, 1881, then to Anna McKensie (niece of Isabella) on May 1, 1918.[1] He had one child.


Allin served in the Dakota Territorial Council in 1887–1889[3] and as a delegate to the North Dakota 1889 Constitutional Convention.[4] Allin was a member of the North Dakota Senate from 1889 through 1891; and then Lieutenant Governor as a Republican from 1891 through 1893.[5] Elected by popular vote on November 6, 1894, he served as Governor through 1897. The effects of the Panic of 1893 were dealt with during his tenure. After losing a bid for reelection, he retired from politics and pursued his farming interests.


Allin died on January 1, 1936, and is interred at Park River Memorial Park, Park River, North Dakota.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Roger Allin". Soylent Communications. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Roger Allin". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  3. ^ The South Dakota Legislature-Historical Listings-Legislator Information-Roger Allin
  4. ^ "North Dakota's New Governor," The New York Times, January 9, 1895. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
  5. ^ "Roger Allin". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 3, 2012.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alfred Dickey
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Elmer D. Wallace
Preceded by
Eli C. D. Shortridge
Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Frank A. Briggs