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Research administrator

Ernest Mason Allen, American, Georgian Research administrator. Recipient Yorktown medal Government France, 1932, Distinguished Service award Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1971, Director's award National Institutes of Health, 1977. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Theta Kappa.

Background

Allen, Ernest Mason was born on December 1, 1904 in Terrell, Texas, United States. Son of Louis L. and Ada (Turner) Allen.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy magna cum laude, Emory University, 1926. Master of Arts, Emory University, 1939. Honorary Doctor of Science, Emory University, 1956.

Doctor of Laws, Clemson University, 1968.

Career

Instructor French and English, Richmond Academy and Junior College, Georgia, 1926-1941; secretary, treasurer, Augusta Business College, 1930-1941; project manager, NYA, Georgia, 1941-1943; senior public health representative division veneral diseases, United States Public Health Service, 1943-1945; operations officer, United States Public Health Service, 1945-1946; assistant chief division research grants, National Institutes of Health, 1946-1951; chief division research grants, National Institutes of Health, 1951-1960; associate director National Institutes of Health, 1960-1963; grants policy officer, United States Public Health Service, 1963-1968; director Office of Extramural Programs, United States Public Health Service, 1968-1969; deputy assistant secretary for grant administration policy, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1969-1973; associate director, National Library of Medicine, 1973-1981. Chairman governor board BioSciences Information Exchange, 1952-1955. Member of advisory committee United States science exhibit Century 21 Exposition.

Member 1963 National Health Forum Committee. Consultant President's Commision on Health Needs of Nation, member commission on academic science and engineering, 1968-1970. Member of advisory council American Association for the Advancement of Science, since 1973.

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Theta Kappa.

Connections

Married Virginia Williamson, June 7, 1928. Children: Anton M., E. Raworth, James W.

father:
Louis L. Allen

mother:
Ada (Turner) Allen

spouse:
Virginia Williamson

child:
James W. Allen

child:
E. Raworth Allen

child:
Anton M. Allen