Allen, William

Allen, William,

1704–80, American jurist, b. Philadelphia. He and his father-in-law, Andrew Hamilton, decided the choice of Philadelphia instead of Chester as provincial capital, and he helped finance the building of Independence Hall. Allen was (1750–74) chief justice of Pennsylvania, secured (1763) postponement of the sugar duties, and helped (1765) Benjamin Franklin in his efforts to have the Stamp Act repealed. He wrote The American Crisis (1774), containing a plan for colonial reconciliation with England. When it was not accepted, he made his home in England. Allentown, Pa., was named for him.
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Allen, William

(1803–79) U.S. representative, governor; born in Edenton, N.C. He moved to Ohio (1819) and was admitted to the bar in 1827. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (Dem., Ohio; 1833–35) and in the U.S. Senate (Dem., Ohio; 1837–49). An ardent expansionist, he was chairman of the committee on foreign relations. He acted as a spokesperson for President James Polk during the deliberations on the start of the Mexican War. An antiwar Democrat during the Civil War, he later served as governor of Ohio (1874–76). Ohio placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol.

Allen, William (McPherson)

(1900–85) , aircraft manufacturer; born in Lolo, Montana. A Harvard educated lawyer, he worked for the legal counsel of Boeing Aircraft, joining the company's board of directors in 1931. First as president and then chairman and chief executive officer, from 1945 to 1972 he guided Boeing as it became the world's largest commercial jet transport producer.
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ALLEN, William. Died as a result of enemy air action on April 9, 1941, at 45 St Patrick's Road.
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Yet, there were several national officers, including Judge Delany, James Allen, William Lloyd Imes, and Earl Dickerson, who endorsed the letter from the New York Branch to all NAACP branch presidents In their estimation members of the Nominating Committee had gone to great lengths to deny the NAACP an outstanding leader in Judge Bolin, and had in effect attempted "to prevent the election of any candidates nominated by the Branch by independent petition as provided for in the N.A.A.C.P.
Lombard, Russell Meyers, Jerome Bruner, Albert Ellis, Jerome Frank, Steve Allen, William Lutz, Lotfi Zadeh, Alan Meyrowitz and Nicholas Johnson, his own incisive, witty, often sly writings, writings by others less well known but worthy and, of course, your humble savant.
Allen, William Clark, Robert McFarlane, and John Poindexter, it grew still larger and more powerful, sometimes confused with a drug or arms cartel, dabbling occasionally in snow tires for Oliver North or furtive White House tours for right-wing contributors.
Allen, William and the family of the late Joan Catherine would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness and support following their recent sad loss.