Bachelor of Science cum laude, Washington State University, 1941.
Assistant to dean of men Washington State University, Pullman, 1940-1942. Training supervisor Aluminum Company American, Pittsburgh, 1946-1949. Manager personnel administration Koppers Company Inc., 1949-1953.
Director research projects The Conference Board, New York City, 1953-1956. Director organizational planning Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Chicago, 1956-1958. Founder Louis Allen Associates, Inc., Los Altos, California, 1958-1992.
Independent researcher, 1992-1995. Lecturer on business management Stanford University, University Chicago, New York University, Japan, China, Australia, Africa and Europe.
(Australian native peoples.)
Major United States Air Force, 1942-1955, PTO. Member Institute Management Consultant (senior associate, regional president 1985).
Married Ruth Graham, August 24, 1946. Children: Michael, Steven, Ace, Terry Allen Beck, Deborah Allen.