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Allen Whitfield, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit.


Whitfield, Allen was born on January 26, 1904 in Ruthven, Iowa, United States. Son of Review George and Sarah (Allen) Whitfield.


Student, U. Nebr; graduate study, Drake U., 1928.


Bar: Florida and Iowa bars 1928, District of Columbia Bar 1961. Practice in, Des Moines, from 1928. Partner firm Whitfield, Musgrave, Selvy, Kelly & Eddy.

President Des Moines Joint Stock Land Bank, 1936-1940. Director International Bank, Valley National Bank, Finance Security Group, Inc. Chairman Veterans Memorial Auditorium Commission, 1946-1957.

Member of commission chaplains and related ministries United Methodist Church, 1968-1974, member board publication, 1956-1968. Honorary trustee Morningside College, Simpson College. Board of Governors Iowa State University Foundation.

Trustee United States Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Board directors Greater Des Moines Community Foundation.


Served lieutenant colonel, international div. War Department Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1935-1936), Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1934), Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (president 1949), United States Chamber of Commerce (director 1963-1969, 72-78, treasurer 1969-1972), American, Iowa, Polk County bar associations, International Association Insurance Counsel, Federation Insurance Counsel, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets, Iowa State University Alumni Association (president 1942), Kappa Sigma, Sigma Delta Chi, Delta Sigma Rho.


Married Irma Cowan, August 18, 1927. Children: Lura Mae (Mistress.

Review George Whitfield

Sarah (Allen) Whitfield

Irma Cowan

Lura Mae (Mrs Whitfield