Allen, Edward Weber, 1885-1976

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Lawyer, fisheries expert, and public official.

From the description of Papers, 1926-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86093913

Edward Weber Allen (1885-1976) was an attorney from Seattle, Washington, who specialized in fisheries law. Beginning in 1928, he represented Alaska salmon packers in many areas of activity, including legal affairs, labor matters, lobbying, and as public spokesman for the industry. Organizations with which he worked included Canned Salmon Industry, Inc., Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc., the Pacific Fisheries Conference, the Alaska Salmon Institute Northwest Salmon Canners Association, and the American Salmon Protective Committee Association of Pacific Fisheries, and he was a long-time member of the U.S. State Department Fishing Industry Advisory Committee. Allen also used his knowledge of fisheries law to the benefit of various international commissions, including the International Fisheries Commission (known after 1953 as the International Pacific Halibut Commission), the the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission, and the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission. Additionally, he was active in the American Bar Association, chairing its Law of the Sea Committee and serving on its International and Comparative Law Section as well as other committees. During World War II Allen served in the United States Office of Strategic Services. He authored four books: North Pacific: Japan, Siberia, Alaska, Canada (1936); Dancing Tails and Other Fishy Jingles (1951); The Vanishing Frenchman: The Mysterious Disappearance of Lapérouse (1959); and Lapérouse: A Check List (1959).

From the description of Edward Weber Allen papers, 1886-1975 (bulk 1929-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28419358

Canned Salmon Industry Inc. (advertising, etc.), Alaska Salmon Industry Inc. (industry representatives in labor negotiations, etc.) , Pacific Fisheries Conference (Allen was vice chairman), Alaska Salmon Institute Northwest Salmon Canners Association (trade group), and American Salmon Protective Committee Association of Pacific Fisheries (research organization).

Allen also used his knowledge of fisheries law to the benefit of various international commissions. He was a member from 1932 to 1955 of the International Fisheries Commission (known after 1953 as the International Pacific Halibut Commission), and also served as its chairman and secretary. The International Fisheries Commission helped restore the depleted halibut stocks in the North Pacific. Allen also served as a commissioner of the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission from 1937 to 1957, which was formed to revive the salmon stock of the Puget Sound and Fraser River. In 1954 Allen helped create the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission, which was composed of representatives of the United States, Canada, and Japan. The commission met every three years and Allen served as chairman. He was also a long-time member of the U.S. State Department Fishing Industry Advisory Committee.

Additionally, Allen was active in the American Bar Association. He chaired its Law of the Sea Committee and served on its International and Comparative Law Section, as well as other committees. During World War II Allen served in the United States Office of Strategic Services.

In 1957 Allen was named Puget Sound Maritime Man of the Year. In 1959 he received the Raymond J. Huff Memorial Award for service in the field of international affairs.

Allen was the author of four books: North Pacific: Japan, Siberia, Alaska, Canada (1936), which attempted to raise the alarm about Japanese fishing in the North Pacific; Dancing Tails and Other Fishy Jingles (1951) – a collection of his poems; The Vanishing Frenchman: The Mysterious Disappearance of Lapérouse (1959); and Lapérouse: A Check List (1959).

From the guide to the Edward Weber Allen papers, 1886-1975, 1929-1974, (University of Washington Libraries Special Collections)

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referencedIn Charles P. Rockwood papers of the Institute of Pacific Relations, Pacific Northwest Division, 1945-1951 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Allen, Edward Weber, 1885-1976. Edward Weber Allen papers, 1886-1975 (bulk 1929-1974). University of Washington Libraries
creatorOf Edward Weber Allen papers, 1886-1975, 1929-1974 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Wilbert McLeod Chapman papers, 1932-1970 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Allen, Edward Weber, 1885-1976. Papers, 1926-1974. ND Univ of Washington Libraries (OCLC Worldshare ILL Beta)
referencedIn Henry Suzzallo papers, 1903-1937 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith American Bar Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Bar Association. Sea Law Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith American Bar Association. Section of International and Comparative Law. corporateBody
associatedWith American Salmon Protective Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Association of Pacific Fisheries. corporateBody
associatedWith Bartlett, Edward Lewis, 1904-1968. person
associatedWith Bennett, Eugene D. (Eugene Dunlap), 1894-1968. person
associatedWith Bingham, Joseph Walter, 1878-1973 person
associatedWith Bishop, William W. (William Warner), 1906-1987 person
associatedWith Brooding, Milton E. person
associatedWith Canned Salmon Industry, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Chapman, Wilbert McLeod, 1910-1970 person
associatedWith Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith Freeman, Miller, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Herrington, William C. (William Charles), 1903-1989 person
associatedWith Institute of Pacific Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith Institute of Pacific Relations. American Council. Pacific Northwest Division. corporateBody
associatedWith International Fisheries Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith International North Pacific Fisheries Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith International Pacific Halibut Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Jackson, Charles E. person
associatedWith Jackson, Henry M. (Henry Martin), 1912-1983. person
associatedWith Johansen, George person
associatedWith Johansen, George. person
associatedWith Law of the Sea Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989. person
associatedWith Moran, Robert, 1857-1943. person
associatedWith Nakat Packing Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith National Canners Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwest Salmon Canners Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Pacific Fisheries Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith Pacific Northwest Trade Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Pelly, Thomas M. (Thomas Minor), 1902-1973. person
associatedWith Phister, Montgomery, 1926- person
correspondedWith Rockwood, Charles P.,  1917-1970 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Schwellenbach, Lewis B. (Lewis Baxter), 1894-1948 person
associatedWith Sturgeon, Leo D. (Leo Dallas), 1896- person
correspondedWith Suzzallo, Henry, 1875-1933 person
associatedWith Tollefson, Thor C. (Thor Carl), 1901-1982. person
associatedWith United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. Fishing Industry Advisory Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Interior. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Labor Relations Board. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Strategic Services. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington State Bar Association. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (State)--Seattle
Alaska
United States
United States
North Pacific Ocean
Washington (State)
Japan
Northwest, Pacific
United States
Pacific Area
Alaska
Northwest, Pacific
North Pacific Ocean
Subject
Salmon canning industry
Pacific halibut fisheries
Collective bargaining--Fisheries
Agriculture--Societies, etc
Law--Societies, etc
Fish trade--Law and legislation--Washington (State)
Lawyers--Archives
Salmon canning industry--Alaska
Fishery management, International
Authors, American--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
Indians of North America--Fishing--Alaska
Diplomatic and consular service
Fisheries
Salmon fisheries
Indians of North America--Fishing
International relations
Salmon--Protection
Salmon industry
Fish trade
Negotiation
Fish trade--Law and legislation
Fishery law and legislation--Alaska
Indians of North America
Lobbying
Washington (State)
Fisheries--North Pacific Ocean
Fishery law and legislation--North Pacific Ocean
Authors, American--Archives
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Pan--Pacific relations--Societies, etc
Lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
Fishery consultants--Archives
Fisheries--Alaska
Halibut industry--North Pacific Ocean
Fisheries--Statistics
Food--International cooperation
Fisheries--North Pacific Ocean--Statistics
Fishery law and legislation--Congresses
Packing for shipment
Fisheries--Japan
Food--Societies, etc
Fishery law and legislation
Pacific salmon fisheries
Agriculture--International cooperation
Fishery management, International--North Pacific Ocean
Halibut industry
Fishery law and legislation--Northwest, Pacific
Salmon industry--North Pacific Ocean
Fishery consultants--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
Pacific halibut fishing
Indians of North America--Fishing--Law and legislation
Indians of North America--Government relations
Law of the sea
Fisheries--North Pacific Ocean--Societies, etc
Trade and professional associations
Fishing and Canning
Fisheries--Societies, etc
Fisheries and Wildlife
Occupation
Authors, American
Lobbyists--United States
Lawyers--Alaska
Public officers
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Birth 1885

Death 1976

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