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Allan Paul Slaff

Allan Paul Slaff, American military officer, academic administrator, educator, entrepreneur. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, National Order of Vietnam, numerous other decorations United States Navy, 1941-1970; recipient Distinguished Graduate award Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1990.


  • Slaff, Allan Paul was born on February 2, 1923 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of Frank Alfred and Augusta Raye (Scher) Slaff.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1944. Postgraduate, United States Naval Post Grad School, 1950. Postgraduate, United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1960.

      Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1967.


    • Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1944, advanced through grades to captain, 1965, World War II Battleship Massachusetts Fast Carrier TF, 1944-1946, personal aide to CNO Admiral Arleigh Burke, 1950-1951, special security officer commissioned in Korean War Navy, Commander United States Ship Lester, Davis, Luce, Albany, 1957-1970, senior naval advisor to Vietnam Navy, 1967-1968, retired, 1970. Dean, member faculty Business School Harvard University, Boston, 1970-1980. Chairman Luzerne Company News Company, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, 1980-1986, LABSPHERE, Inc., N. Sutton, New Hampshire, 1983-1994.

      Consultant Harvard Business School, 1980-1984.


    • Author (autobiography): A Sailor's Story, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals and magazines.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Port Royal Club (secretary board directors), Naples Yacht Club (treasurer, board directors), Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Port Royal Property Owners Association (board directors).



    Golf, travel, photograrphy, gardening.


    • Married Mary Lee Schaeffer. Children: Randolph Elliott, Valerie Anne.
    • father: Frank Alfred Slaff
    • mother: Augusta Raye (Scher) Slaff
    • spouse: Mary Lee Schaeffer
    • children: Randolph Elliott Slaff
    • Valerie Anne Slaff
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    • 1944
      United States Naval Academy
    • 1950
      United States Naval Post Grad School
    • 1960
      United States Naval War College
    • 1967
      Harvard University
    • 1944
      Commissioned ensign United States Navy
    • 1944 - 1946
      Commissioned ensign United States Navy
    • 1950 - 1951
      Commissioned ensign United States Navy
    • 1965
      Commissioned ensign United States Navy
    • 1980 - 1986
      chairman, Luzerne Company News Company
      Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1983 - 1994
      chairman, Luzerne Company News Company
      New Hampshire, United States
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