Allen, Henry Justin, 1868-1950

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1868-09-11
Death 1950-01-17

Biographical notes:

Publisher and governor of and U.S. senator from Kansas.

From the description of Henry Justin Allen papers, 1896-1942 (bulk 1919-1942). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71130958

Epithet: American journalist, formerly Senator

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x00037e

Biographical Note

  • 1868, Sept. 11: Born, Pittsfield, Pa.
  • 1890: Graduated, Baker University, Baldwin, Kans.
  • 1893: Married Elsie J. Nuzman
  • 1894: Became editor of Manhattan Nationalist, Manhattan, Kans.
  • 1907 - 1928 : Owner of Wichita Beacon; continued as chairman of the board of Beacon Publishing Co. until his death
  • 1912: Delegate, Republican National Convention Delegate, Progressive National Convention
  • 1914: Unsuccessful candidate for governor of Kansas on Progressive ticket
  • 1916: Delegate, Progressive National Convention
  • 1917 - 1918 : Served with American Red Cross in France
  • 1918: Headed YMCA activities in 35th Division in France during World War I
  • 1919 - 1923 : Governor of Kansas
  • 1923 - 1924 : Special commissioner with Near East Relief
  • 1928: Director of publicity, Republican National Committee
  • 1929 - 1930 : United States senator from Kansas
  • 1932: Assistant to Charles Dawes in Reconstruction Finance Corp. Director of publicity, Republican National Committee
  • 1935: Became editor of Topeka State Journal
  • 1950, Jan. 17: Died, Wichita, Kans.

From the guide to the Henry Justin Allen Papers, 1896-1942, (bulk 1919-1942), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Child welfare--Societies, etc
  • Labor unions

Occupations:

  • Governors--Kansas
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Kansas
  • Publisher

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)