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Louise Crawford Allen

journalism educator

Louise Crawford Allen, American journalism educator. Named Woman of Year Altrusa, 1956; recipient Distinguished Service award Southwest Journalism Congress, 1965, Pathfinder award Lubbock Committee for Women, 1985.


Allen, Louise Crawford was born on December 28, 1903 in Childress, Texas, United States. Daughter of John McHenry and Daisy Margaret (Alexander) Crawford.


Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1924. Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1940.


Stenographer Crawford & Crawford, Childress, 1920-1924. From stenographer to professor journalism Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1928-1963, associate professor emeritus, 1964.


Active community planning council. Teacher St. John's United Methodist Church. President Methodist Auxiliary, 1967-1968.

Member Lubbock Women's Club (life, president 1949-1950), American Association of University Women (president Lubbock branch), Junior 20th Century Study Club (past president), University Women's Club (president 1959-1960), Theta Sigma Phi, Sigma Kappa Alumnae (past president).


Married James George Allen, June 30, 1928. 1 child, James Crawford.