Allyn Harvey - President of Pittsburgh Steamship Company

9619 Lake Shore Boulevard

Allyn Harvey began work in 1894, serving in various capacities with Pickands Mather & Company. In 1901, he went to Duluth, Minnesota as assistant vice-president of Pittsburgh Steamship Company, and in 1903 was made assistant general manager.

He returned to Cleveland when the offices transferred, becoming general manager in 1907, vice-president in 1916, and elected president in 1923.

Allyn was vice-president and director of American Fabric Belting Co., director of Provident Steamship Co., and the Cleveland Folding Machine Co. He was a director and executive committee member of the Lake Carriers Association, director of Canadian American Exploration Co., and director of Central National Bank.

Allyn Fitch Harvey, a cousin of Melanie Cushing and younger brother of Perry Harvey, was born on February 3, 1871, to Henry Allyn and Mary Cushing Harvey. He received his education in the Cleveland public schools and by a private tutor before going on to Yale and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1893. He studied bookkeeping from 1893 to 1894,

He was a member of the Shipmaster’s Association, American Iron and Steel Institute, and trustee of Babies Dispensary Hospital. Social memberships included the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Scroll and Key Society plus the Chagrin Valley, Hunt, Kirtland, Mayfield, Pepper Pike, Tavern, and Union clubs.

Allyn died on October 22, 1941, and buried in Crown Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Twinsburg, Ohio.