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Ernest Mason Allen

Ernest Mason Allen, American, Georgian research administrator. Recipient Yorktown medal Government France, 1932, Distinguished Service award Department of Health, 1971, Director's award National Institutes of Health, 1977. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Theta Kappa.

Background

  • Allen, Ernest Mason was born on December 1, 1904 in Terrell, Texas, United States. Son of Louis L. and Ada (Turner) Allen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy magna cum laude, Emory University, 1926. Master of Arts, Emory University, 1939. Honorary Doctor of Science, Emory University, 1956.

      Doctor of Laws, Clemson University, 1968.

    Career

    • Instructor French and English Richmond Academy and Junior College, Georgia, 1926-1941. Secretary, treasurer Augusta Business College, 1930-1941. Project manager NYA, Georgia, 1941-1943.

      Senior public health representative division veneral diseases United States Public Health Service, 1943-1945, operations officer, 1945-1946. Assistant chief division research grants National Institutes of Health, 1946-1951, chief division research grants, 1951-1960. Associate director National Institutes of Health, 1960-1963.

      Grants policy officer United States Public Health Service, 1963-1968, director Office of Extramural Programs, 1968-1969. Deputy assistant secretary for grant administration policy Department of Health, 1969-1973. Associate director National Library of Medicine, 1973-1981.

      Chairman governor board BioSciences Information Exchange, 1952-1955. Member advisory committee United States science exhibit Century 21 Exposition. Member 1963 National Health Forum Committee.

      Consultant President's Commission on Health Needs of Nation, member committee on academy science and engineering, 1968-1970. Member advisory council American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1973-1999.

    Membership

    Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Theta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Williamson, June 7, 1928. Children: Anton M., E. Raworth, James W.
    • father: Louis L. Allen
    • mother: Ada (Turner) Allen
    • spouse: Virginia Williamson
    • children: Anton M. Allen
    • E. Raworth Allen
    • James W. Allen
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    Born December 1, 1904
    Died May 5, 1999
    (aged 94)
    Nationality
    • 1926
      Emory University
    • 1939
      Emory University
    • 1956
      Emory University
    • 1968
      Clemson University
    • 1926 - 1941
      Instructor, French and English Richmond Academy and Junior College
      Georgia
    • 1930 - 1941
      secretary, Augusta Business College
    • 1930 - 1941
      treasurer, Augusta Business College
    • 1941 - 1943
      project manager, NYA
      Georgia
    • 1946 - 1951
      assistant, chief division research grants National Institutes of Health
    • 1951 - 1960
      assistant, chief division research grants National Institutes of Health
    • 1960 - 1963
      associate, director National Institutes of Health
    • 1969 - 1973
      deputy assistant, secretary for grant administration policy Department of Health
    • 1973 - 1981
      associate, director National Library of Medicine
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