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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.

Background

  • 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.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

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

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

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

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, travel, photograrphy, gardening.

    Connections

    • 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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    Nationality
    • 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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