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Academic administrator , educator , entrepreneur , military officer

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.


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.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1944;postgraduate, United States Naval Post Grad School, 1949-1950;postgraduate, United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1959-1960;postgraduate, Harvard University.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1944;advanced through grades to captain, United States Navy, 1965;personal aide to CNO Admiral Arleigh Burke, United States Navy, 1950-1951;special security officer commissioned in Korean War Navy, United States Navycommander United States Ship Lester, Davis, Luce, Albany, United States Navy, 1957-1970;senior naval advisor to Vietnam Navy, United States Navy, 1967-1968;retired, United States Navy, 1970;dean, member of faculty Business School, Harvard University, Boston, 1970-1980;chairman, Luzerne Company News Company, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, 1980-1986;chairman, LABSPHERE, Inc., N. Sutton, N.H., 1983-1994. Consultant Harvard Business School, 1980-1984.


  • Other Work

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


Chairman Republican Town Committee, Weston, Mass, 1973-1977. Board directors numerous schools, clubs and civic organizations Member Port Royal Club (secretary board directors), The Naples Yacht Club (treasurer, board directors), Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Port Royal Property Owners Association (board directors).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, travel, photograrphy, gardening.


Married Mary Lee Schaeffer. Children: Randolph Elliott, Valerie Anne.

Frank Alfred Slaff

Augusta Raye (Scher) Slaff

Mary Lee Schaeffer

Randolph Elliott Slaff

Valerie Anne Slaff