Bachelor, University Delaware, 1942.
Library assistant, State Library., Dover, Delaware, summers 1936-1941; typist, U. Delaware, Newark, 1940-1942; chemist, Esso Research Division, Bayway and Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1942-1946; analyst, Azoplate Corporation, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1963-1967; enumerator, United States Census Bureau, Somerset County, New Jersey, 1980, 90; contributing writer, Bernardsville (New Jersey) News, since 1982.
Member Bernards Township Local Assistance Board, 1972-1996, secretary, 1974-1989, chairman, 1990. Member Bernards Township Municipal Alliance, 1992-1996. Member Somerset County Republican Committee, 1972-1993.
Member personnel committee Municipalities Committee Bernards Township, 1990-1993, member communications committee american Cancer Society, 1990-1994, volunteer Reach to Recovery, since 1985, Somerset County coordinator programs, 1987-1989. Ordained elder Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1980, ordained deacon, 2000. Member justice for women committee Elizabeth Presbytery, 1988-2000, member communications committee, 1992-1995, commissioner to Synod of Northeast, 1991, 92-93, member media committee 1988-1990, member nominating committee 1987-1992, vice chairperson 1990-1992, member search committee for associate executive 1993.
President Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church Women's Association, 1973, 74, 84, church school teacher, 1952-1981, ruling elder, 1980-1982. Mission chair United Presbyterian Church, Plainfield, 1995-1997. Director Church Women United Somerset County, 1979-1981.
State chairman Ecumenical Action, 1982-1983. Member Somerset County Breast Cancer Awareness Task Force, 1996-1997—. Member Plainfield Area Mission Group, 1998-1901.
Member New Jersey Press Women (various awards for articles written in Bernardsville News).
Married Carl Holley Allen, September 24, 1943. Children: Carl Holley, Junior, David Randolph, Katherine Allen Fehn, Linda Ruth Allen Taylor.