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Allen Burdett Catlin Edit Profile

also known as Buck Catlin

mayor , Naval officer

Allen Burdett Catlin, American mayor, former naval officer.


Catlin, Allen Burdett was born on July 23, 1918 in New Britain, Connecticut, United States.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1942. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Postgraduate School, 1951.


Served as enlisted man, United States Navy, 1936-1938; second in command Lieutenant, United States Navy, 1941; advanced through grades to commander, United States Navy served with, United States Submarine Service, 1942-1961; qualifed for command submarines, United States Submarine Service, 1944; commander five submarine and division commands, United States Submarine Service retired as commander, United States Navy, 1961;; senior staff engineer, underseas warfare systems department Hughes Aircraft Company (GSG), 1961-1963; vice president, general manager, Gang-Nail Components, Inc., Cerritos, California, 1963-1964; professor electronics, Fullerton College, California, 1964-1985; department chairman electronics, Fullerton College, California, 1971-1973; member academic senate, Fullerton College, California, 1965-1973; president academic senate, Fullerton College, California, 1969-1970.


Member Citizens Goals Committee, Fullerton, California, 1971. Member Planning Commission, Fullerton, 1973-1984, chairman, 1977-1979. Member Underground Utilities Commission, Fullerton, 1974-1982.

Joint chairman County Sanitation district of Orange County, 1982-1990. Member Council City of Fullerton, 1982-1986, mayor from 1984, 86, 90. Board directors St. Jude Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Fullerton, California, Volunteer Centers of North Orange County.

Active North Orange County council Boy Scouts American. Member resolutions committee Orange County division League of California Cities. Member executive board Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency.

Member Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, American Veterans Memorial Association (secretary) Lodges: Rotary, Elks.


Married Bobbie Jerome, 1947. Children: James David, Janny Catlin Clyde, Jo Dee Catlin Jacob.

Bobbie Jerome

Jo Dee Catlin Jacob Catlin

Janny Catlin Clyde Catlin

James David Catlin