Allen R. LeRoy, president of the First National Bank
of Manchester, was born in that city, November 20, 1887, son of the late Hon.
Millard P. LeRoy, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere
in this work. He attended the public schools at Manchester and graduated from
the high school with the class of 1906. He then traveled for a year in Europe
and later became a student in Beloit College, from which he was graduated with
the class of 1910. He subsequently took post-graduate work in economics and
international law at Berlin, Germany, after which he entered the First National
Bank at Manchester, of which his father was president. He became cashier, but
was later made vice president and, as he has been familiar with banking for many
years, he has an accurate knowledge of both the detailed work necessary in the
conduct of a banking institution and also has a broad understanding of those
great principles of finance and currency upon which that business is based. Upon
the death of his father in 1914, he was elected president of the institution. He
has already proven an executive of unusual ability. He is connected with a
number of other corporations, including the Manchester & Oneida Railway Company,
of which he is treasurer, and the Manchester Light, Heat & Power Company, of
which he is vice president.
LeRoy is a republican in his political belief and is
a member of the Congregational church. He is quite prominent fraternally, being
a thirty second degree Mason, a member of the Mystic Shrine, and he also belongs
to the Knights of Pythias and the Benevolent
Protective Order of Elks.