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Warren L. Allen, Sr
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Birth: May 19, 1919
Seaford
Sussex County
Delaware, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 2010
Seaford
Sussex County
Delaware, USA

Son of Nellie and Clarence Allen.

Widower of Doris Allen who passed away in 1990.

Husband of Paula Hust Allen.

Father of M. Linda Allen Mears (predeceased), Leland D. Allen (predeceased), Warren L. Allen, Jr., and William C. Allen.

He represented the 6th generation that had been farming the area since the 1770's.

Warren graduated from Seaford High in 1937 where he held the record for the most sports letters for 50 years.

After a post graduate year at the Peddie School in Heights Town, N.J. he enrolled at Princeton University. While majoring in politcal science, he joined the Charter Club. He and the Company traveled (by train) as far as Chicago doing one night variety shows. Warren also was an All Ivy League third baseman.

In June of 1942, the day after graduation, he and Doris A., daughter of former Delaware Congressman William F. Allen of Seaford, were married in the Princeton Chapel.

The next day, Allen was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was ordered to Ranger training. After serving in the European Theater which included the Battle of the Bulge, Allen returned home in 1945 as a Major.

Warren along with his brothers took over the family poultry business. Later, their sons joined the operation helping make what is regarded as a successfully managed poultry company today. Warren worked at his desk right up to the end.

Allen served in Delaware's House of Representatives (1946-1952). He was the House Minority Leader during his 3rd and final term.

In addition Allen served 18 years (14 as chairman) on the Dealaware Mental Health Commission. He also was a longtime board member of the Bank of Delaware and served several years as a member of the Delaware Business Round Table.

Warren was a founding member of the SG&CC as well as a long time member of the RB&CC. he was fond of golf and loved reading, but his real passion was dancing.

Warren's first wife Doris died in 1990. He married Paula Hust of Pompano Beach, Fla., in September of 2000. She made sure Warren truly enjoyed these last 10 years. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Clarence Allen (1893 - 1975)
  Nellie Grace Matthews Allen (1895 - 1981)
 
 Spouse:
  Doris A Allen (1919 - 1990)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Clarence Allen (1918 - 2003)*
  Warren L. Allen (1919 - 2010)
  Eugene R Allen (1924 - 1925)*
  John "Jack" Reuben Allen (1927 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Seaford
Sussex County
Delaware, USA
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Nov 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61992879
Warren L. Allen, Sr
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 Added: Nov. 22, 2010

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Nov. 22, 2010
 
 
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