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educator , poet

Samuel Washington Allen, American poet, educator. Bar: New York 1942. National Education Association Creative Writing fellow, 1979-1980. Board directors Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, 1969-1976, Boston Partners in Education, 1985-1991, Massachusetts History Commission, 1989-1995, Blockside Inc., Museum Afro-American History. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member New York Bar Association, New England Poetry Club.

Background

Allen, Samuel Washington was born on December 9, 1917 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Alexander Joseph and Jewett Elizabeth (Washington) Allen.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Fisk U., 1938; Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1941; postgraduate, New School Social Research, New York City, 1947-1948; postgraduate, Sorbonne, Paris, 1949-1950.

Career

Deputy assistant district attorney New York, New York City, 1946-1947. Claims attorney United States Armed Force Europe, 1951-1955. Practice law New York City, 1956-1957.

Associate professor law Texas Southern University, 1958-1960. Assistant general counsel United States Information Agency, Washington, 1961-1964. Chief counsel United States Community Relations Service, 1965-1968.

Avalon professor humanities Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1968-1970. Visiting professor Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1970-1971. Professor emeritus Boston University, 1971-1981.

Visiting professor third world literature Duke University, 1972-1973, 73-74, Rutgers University, 1981.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1942.

Works

Membership

Board of directors Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, 1969-1976, Boston Partners in Education, 1985-1991, Massachusetts History Commission, 1989-1995, Blockside Inc., Museum Afro-American History. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member New York Bar Association, New England Poetry Club.

Connections

1 daughter, Marie-Christine Catherine.

father:
Alexander Joseph Allen

mother:
Jewett Elizabeth (Washington) Allen