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Richard Hoopes Allen

Richard Hoopes Allen, American lawyer. Bar: Delaware 1959, Pennsylvania 1969.


  • Allen, Richard Hoopes was born on May 16, 1932 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of John William and Mildred Sample (Hoopes) Allen.

  • Education

    • AB, Bowdoin College, 1954. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1959.


    • Associate Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, Wilmington, Delaware, 1959-1963, Atlas Chemical Corporation, Wilmington, 1963-1966. Assistant general counsel Rockwell International, Pittsburgh, 1966-1976. Secretary, general counsel Incom International Inc., 1976-1985, president, chief executive officer, 1985-1988, also board directors.

      Of counsel Phillips & Snyder P.A., 1988-1990, Snyder, Schlecker and Isaacs, 1990-1993. Snyder & Associates, Wilmington, from 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Delaware 1959, Pennsylvania 1969.


    Consultant Delaware Human Relations Commission, Wilmington, 1964-1966. Board directors Delaware Department Welfare, Dover, 1964-1965. President board directors Fox Chapel Country Day School, Pittsburgh, 1968-1972, Wilmington Friars School, since 1992.

    1st lieutenant United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, Delaware Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Mary Eller Allen, September 8, 1962. 1 child, Christopher.
    • father: John William Allen
    • mother: Mildred Sample (Hoopes) Allen
    • spouse: Mary Eller Allen
    • child: Christopher Allen
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    Died January 23, 2008
    (aged 75)