1812–1877

Sep­tem­ber 7, 1812, Mansfield, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

De­cem­ber 9, 1877, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.

Westwood Ce­me­te­ry, Ob­er­lin, Ohio.

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George was the son of Otis All­en and Su­san­na Dean, and hus­band of Ma­ry Ca­ro­line Rudd.

He stu­died mu­sic in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, un­der Lo­well Ma­son. In 1837, he be­came an in­struc­tor in Sci­ence of Mu­sic at Ob­er­lin College, while he was still a stu­dent. A year la­ter, he was ap­point­ed in­struc­tor of Sac­red Mu­sic, and be­came a full pro­fes­sor in 1841.

Al­len was al­so a stu­dent of ge­ol­o­gy, and 1847 be­came a pro­fes­sor of Ge­ol­o­gy and Na­tur­al His­to­ry.

In 1837, Al­len found­ed the Ob­er­lin Mu­si­cal As­so­ci­a­tion (now known as the Mu­si­cal Un­ion), one of the old­est or­gan­i­za­tions of its type in Amer­i­ca. HIs works include:

  1. Maitland