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Donald Vail Allen

Donald Vail Allen, American investment company executive, pianist. President Funds for Needy Children, 1974-1976; member American Guild Organists. Member Center for Study of Presidency, American Management Association, International Platform Association, National Association Securities Dealers, Chamber Music Society, American Museum Natural History.

Background

  • Allen, Donald Vail was born on August 1, 1928 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Son of Frank Eugene and Vera Irene (Vail) Allen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles, 1972. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1973.

    Career

    • President, chairman board directors Cambridge Investment Corporation. Music editor and critic Times-Herald, Washington. Music critic Los Angeles Times.

    Works

    • Translate works of Ezra Pound from Italian into English. Author of papers on the musical motifs in the writings of James Joyce. Specialist in works of Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, and Scriabin.

      Premiere performances of contemporary piano music. Represented by William Matthews Concert Agency, New York City. Selected by William Steinway and Sascha Greiner of Steinway Piano Company as an exclusive Steinway concert artist.

    Membership

    President Funds for Needy Children, 1974-1976. Member American Guild Organists. Member Center for Study of Presidency, American Management Association, International Platform Association, National Association Securities Dealers, Chamber Music Society, American Museum Natural History.

    Personality

    Interests

    Languages, music, travel, writing, financial market.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Dunn, November 17, 1956.
    • father: Frank Eugene Allen
    • mother: Vera Irene (Vail) Allen
    • spouse: Betty Dunn
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    Nationality
    • 1972
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1973
      University of California, Los Angeles