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Herbert L. Allen, American writer, columnist. Recipient President's award National Wildlife Federation/Sears, Roebuck & Company, 1974, Conservation Communicator award, 1975 Distinguished Service award Pro-Fish, Inc., United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1979, Government Bahamas, 1983, Outstanding Service award Florida Conservation Association; inducted into International Fishing Hall of Fame, 1969, Conservation Hall of Fame.


Allen, Herbert L. was born on April 13, 1929 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Herbert Warren and Harriette Francis (Keim) Allen.


Student, University Miami, 1947-1948;student, Eastern Illinois State University, 1948-1950, 55-56.


Chief investigator, Hargrave Secret Svc., Indianapolis, 1951-1952;with department classified advertising, Denver Post, 1952-1953;with department classified advertising, Cheyenne (Wyoming) Eagle-Tribune, 1953-1954;owner, operator, Stony Lake (Michigan) Lodge, 1954-1955;sports editor, columnist, feature and editoral writer, Mattoon (Illinois) Journal-Gazette, 1955-1956;director public relations, Kuehne Manufacturing Company, Mattoon, 1956-1957;vice president, Business Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Tupelo, Mississippi, 1957-1965;outdoors editor, Tampa (Florida) Tribune, 1964-1984;director public relations, Port of Islands Resort, Naples, Florida, 1984-1990;director public relations, Bluff House Club and Resort, Green Turtle Bay, Bahamas, 1984-1997;vice president, Cotee Industries, Incorporated, New York Port Richey, Florida, 1984-1997. Public relations consultant Metrogas, Inc., 1959-1965, United Cities Gas Company, 1959-1965. Advisor, consultant Braniff International, 1969-1982, UniRoyal, Inc., 1972-1983.

Advisor environmental studies center Hillsborough Community College, 1978-1982.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Deep Trout, 1983. Regional editor Gulf Coast Fisherman magazine, 1984-1997. International editor California Angler magazine, 1985-1990.

      Contributing editor-at-large Florida Sportsman magazine, 1969-1997. Editor Southern Star magazine, 1989-1990. Contributor numerous columns and features to newspapers, over 2000 articles to Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Florida Sportsman, Popular Mechanics, Gulf Coast Fisherman, Holiday Inn Magazine, New Age, Boy's Life, others.


Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.


People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.


Past director public relations Eagle Temple Shrine. With United States Army, 1950-1951. Member Outdoor Writers American, Everglades Protection Association (board advisors 1975-1983), Florida Outdoor Writers Association (vice president 1970, Best Columnist award 9 years, Doctor Frank Philpott Conservation award 1984), Florida West Coast Veterinary Boxers Association (board directors 1972-1985), Florida Wildlife Association (board directors 1974-1982, Outdoorsman of Year award with National Wildlife Federation, 1982), Florida League Anglers (Distinguished Service award 1979), Ducks Unlimited, Masons, Scottish Rite, Shriners.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: oil and acrylic painting, reading, gardening.


Married Marva Duan Mitteer, October 27, 1951. Children: Herbert Tracy, Timothy Ethan, Thomas W., Terri Lee Davis.

Herbert Warren Allen

Harriette Francis (Keim) Allen

Marva Duan Mitteer

Herbert Tracy Allen

Timothy Ethan Allen

Thomas W. Allen

Terri Lee Davis Allen