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Henry Justin Allen

Henry Justin ALLEN, United States Senator.


  • Allen, Henry Justin was born on September 11, 1868 in Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Rebecca (Goodin) Allen.

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    • Public Schools; Washburn College, Doctor of Laws. Baker University, Baldwin, Master of Arts. Denver University, Doctor of Laws.

      Kansas Wesleyan University, B. Little.


    • Began as editor Manhattan Nationalist, 1894. Later owned and operated several daily newspapers in smaller cities of Kansas. Now Chairman of the Board Wichita Daily Beacon Public Company.

      President Beacon Building Company. Secretary to Governor Stanley. Governor of Kansas, 1919-1923.

      Appointed United States senator to succeed Vice-president Curtis, 1929. Appointed assistant to Charles G. Dawes, president Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1932. Editor of Topeka State Journal since 1935.

      Director publicity for Republican National Committee Hoover-Curtis Campaign, 1928, 1932. President Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Tidewater Association.


    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

    Party affiliation: Independent Republican


    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


    Served as special advisor to State Department on preparation of treaty between United States and Canada on subject of St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes improvement for ocean navigation and power. Special commissioner for Near East Relief to investigate work in Southern Russia, Armenia, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Palestine and Persia, 1924. In France under auspices American Red Cross, 1917, 1918.

    Member Delta Tau Delta. Clubs: Wichita, Kansas, Country, Kiwanis (Wichita).


    • Married Elsie J. Nuzman, October 19, 1893. Children: Frederick (deceased), Kathrine (deceased), Justin (deceased), Henrietta.
    • father: John Allen
    • mother: Rebecca (Goodin) Allen
    • spouse: Elsie J. Nuzman
    • children: Frederick Allen (deceased)
    • Kathrine Allen (deceased)
    • Justin Allen (deceased)
    • Henrietta Allen
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    Born September 11, 1868
    Died January 17, 1950
    (aged 81)


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