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Donald Merriam Allen Edit Profile

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Donald Merriam Allen, American Editor, publisher. Avocations: walking, reading. M C. Decorated Purple Heart, Bronze Star medal. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1942-1947.

Background

Allen, Donald Merriam was born on March 26, 1912 in Muscatine, Iowa, United States. Son of Paul Edward and Mildred Gertrude (Quinn) Allen.

Education

Bachelor, University Iowa, 1934. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1935. Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1942.

Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1949.

Career

Editor, Grove Press, New York City, 1951-1953; advisory editor, Grove Press, New York City, 1956-1963; editor, public, New Directions, New York City, 1954; editor, public, Criterion Books, New York City, 1955; president, Four Seasons Foundation, San Francisco, since 1964; president, Grey Fox Press, San Francisco, since 1971.

Achievements

  • Avocations: walking, reading. M C.

Membership

Lieutenant United States Navy, 1942-1947.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Walking, reading.

Connections

father:
Paul Edward Allen

mother:
Mildred Gertrude (Quinn) Allen