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Ivan Earnest Allen, Jr
Birth: Mar. 15, 1911
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 2003
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Atlanta Mayor. After serving in World War II in the Army's Quartermaster Corps and working briefly for Georgia Governor Ellis Arnall, Allen ran his family's furniture business in Atlanta, eventually becoming president of that city's chamber of commerce. He defeated Lester Maddox to become mayor of Atlanta in 1961, and served in that office from 1962 to 1970. During his term, Allen took several steps to desegregate Atlanta, including removing signs designating water fountains and other public facilities as "colored" and "white." He is also widely credited with bringing the Braves baseball team from Milwaukee to Atlanta and encouraging the formation of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ivan Earnest Allen (1876 - 1968)
 
 Spouse:
  Louise Richardson Allen (1917 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Stuthehistoryguy
Record added: Jul 02, 2003
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