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Samuel Washington Allen

Samuel Washington Allen, American poet, educator. Bar: New York 1942. National Education Association Creative Writing fellow, 1979-1980. Board directors Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, 1969-1976, Boston Partners in Education, 1985-1991, Massachusetts History Commission, 1989-1995, Blockside Inc., Museum Afro-American History. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member New York Bar Association, New England Poetry Club.

Background

  • Allen, Samuel Washington was born on December 9, 1917 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Alexander Joseph and Jewett Elizabeth (Washington) Allen.

  • Education

    • AB, Fisk University, 1938. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1941. Postgraduate, New School Social Research, New York City, 1948.

      Postgraduate, Sorbonne, Paris, 1950.

    Career

    • Deputy assistant district attorney New York, New York City, 1946-1947. Claims attorney United States Armed Force Europe, 1951-1955. Practice law New York City, 1956-1957.

      Associate professor law Texas Southern University, 1958-1960. Assistant general counsel United States Information Agency, Washington, 1961-1964. Chief counsel United States Community Relations Service, 1965-1968.

      Avalon professor humanities Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1968-1970. Visiting professor Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1970-1971. Professor emeritus Boston University, 1971-1981.

      Visiting professor third world literature Duke University, 1972-1973, 73-74, Rutgers University, 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1942.

    Works

    Membership

    Board directors Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, 1969-1976, Boston Partners in Education, 1985-1991, Massachusetts History Commission, 1989-1995, Blockside Inc., Museum Afro-American History. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member New York Bar Association, New England Poetry Club.

    Connections

    • 1 daughter, Marie-Christine Catherine.
    • father: Alexander Joseph Allen
    • mother: Jewett Elizabeth (Washington) Allen
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    Born December 9, 1917
    Nationality
    • 1938
      Fisk University
    • 1941
      Harvard University
    • 1948
      New School Social Research
    • 1950
      Sorbonne
    • 1946 - 1947
      Deputy assistant, district attorney New York
    • 1951 - 1955
      claims attorney, United States Armed Force Europe
    • 1956 - 1957
      practice, law New York City
    • 1958 - 1960
      associate professor, law Texas Southern University
    • 1961 - 1964
      assistant, general counsel United States Information Agency
      Washington, United States
    • 1965 - 1968
      chief counsel, United States Community Relations Service
    • 1968 - 1970
      Avalon professor, humanities Tuskegee Institute
      Alabama, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      visiting professor, Wesleyan University
      Middletown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1971 - 1981
      professor, emeritus Boston University
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