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William Kent Van Allen, American lawyer.


Allen, William Kent Van was born on July 30, 1914 in Albion, New York, United States. Son of Everett Kent and Georgia (Roberts) Van Allen.


Bachelor of Arts, Hamilton College, 1935; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1938.


With, Hanson, Lovett & Dale, Washington, 1938-1941, 46-50; partner, Lassiter, Moore and Van Allen and Moore and Van Allen, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1951-1987; of counsel, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte, since 1988. Permanent member Judicial Conference 4th Judicial Circuit.


  • Bar: New York 1938, District of Columbia 1939, North Carolina 1951, United States District Court (western district) North Carolina 1951, United States District Court (middle district ) North Carolina 1953, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1951, United States Court Claims 1946, United States Tax Court 1940, Federal Communications Commission 1939, Interstate Commerce Commission 1940, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1946.


Vestryman Episcopalian Church, 1957-1960, 66-69. Member Mecklenburg County Board Public Welfare, 1954-1959, chairman 1957-1959. Board directors North Carolina Foundation Commerce and Industry, 1965-1973, Foundation University North Carolina at Charlotte, 1979-1989, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, 1981-1982, Mercy Health Services, 1983-1988.

Chairman Charlotte Area advisory council American Arbitration Association, 1967-1976. Board directors United Community Services, 1972-1977, vice president, 1972. Board managers Charlotte Country Day School, 1956-1961, chairman, 1959-1961, board visitors, 1978-2004, chairman, 1987-1988.

Board advisers University North Carolina-Charlotte, 1983-1984. Trustee Spastics Hospital, 1951-1960, Mint Museum Art, 1976-1979, Surtman Foundation, 1955-1990, Mercy Hospital Foundation, 1979-1984. Board visitors Johnson C. Smith University, 1978-1989.

President Charlotte Symphony League, 1980-1981, Friends of University North Carolina at Charlotte, 1990-1991. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945, commanding officer destroyer escort ATO and PTO. Released to inactive duty as lieutenant Commander.

Member American Bar Association, Charlotte C. of Chamber (board directors 1971-1975, vice president 1972-1975). Military Order of Carabao, Holland Society New York, Charlotte Country Club ( past president), Charlotte City Club, Chevy Chase Club (Maryland), Mullett Lake Country Club (Michigan), Mill Reef Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Chi Psi.


Married Sally Schall, November 11, 1944. Children: William Kent, Junior, George Humphrey, Peter Cushing.

Everett Kent Allen

Georgia (Roberts) Van Allen

Sally Schall

George Humphrey Allen

William Kent Allen

Junior Allen

Peter Cushing Allen