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educator , historian , non-profit administrator

Allen Weinstein was American archivist. From 1982-1984 directed the research study which led to the creation of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).


Weinstein, Allen was born on September 1, 1937 in New York City. Son of Samuel and Sarah (Popkoff) Weinstein.


Bachelor, City College of New York. Master of Arts, Yale University. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1967.


Professor history Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1966-1981. Editorial staff The Washington Post, 1981. Executive editor, The Washington Quarterly Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 1981—1983.

Professor Georgetown University, 1981—1984. President Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara, 1984. Editor The Center Magazine, 1984.

Professor history Boston University, 1985-1989. Founder, president The Center for Democracy, Washington, 1985—2003. Senior advisory for democratic institutions & director International Foundation for Elections Systems, since 2003.

Archivist of the United States The National Archives & Records Administrator, 2005—2008.


  • From 1982-1984 directed the research study which led to the creation of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).



Executive director The Democracy Program, Washington, 1982-1983. Acting president National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, 1983-1984. Chairman education committee United States Institute Peace, Washington, 1986-2001.

Member United States Observer delegate, February, 1986 Philippines election, co-author report. Vice chairman United States delegate United Nations Educational World Conference on Culture, 1982, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/IPDC meeting, 1983. Chairman International IMPAC/Dublin Literature award, 1996-2003.

Fellow Woodrow Wilson Center, National Endowment of the Humanities. Member Society of America Historians, Cosmos Club.


Married Adrienne Dominguez, June 14, 1995. Children: Andrew Samuel, David Meier.

Samuel Weinstein

Sarah (Popkoff) Weinstein

Adrienne Dominguez

Andrew Samuel Weinstein

David Meier Weinstein