Edward N. Allen

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Edward Normand Allen (April 18, 1891 - November 14, 1972), also known as Ned Allen, was an American politician who was the 72nd Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut from 1951 to 1955.[1]

Early life[edit]

Edward N. Allen was born in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, April 18, 1891. He attended Norwich University and graduated from Yale University. He served in the U.S. Army in the First World War. In 1916 he rode with General Pershing in the expedition into Mexico pursuing rebel Pancho Villa. From 1920 to 1924, he was Hartford Police Commissioner, later he was head of the Sage-Allen department store. He married Mildred Pomeranz January 4, 1936.[2]

Political career[edit]

Allen was a Republican and a member of the Connecticut State Senate for the 1st District from 1927 to 1929. He was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from Connecticut in 1928. From 1947 to 1948, he was mayor of Hartford.[3] He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut as a running mate of John D. Lodge in 1950 to the first four-year term of governor and lieutenant governor of the State. They served for one term, from January 3, 1951 to January 5, 1955.

Allen's wife, Mildred Pomeranz Allen, who was also a Republican, was Secretary of State of Connecticut from 1955 to 1959, .[4]

Allen died November 14, 1972. Interment at Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Connecticut.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brief Descriptions of Connecticut State Agencies, Lieutenant Governor.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard, Index to Politicians: Allen, E to F.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard, as above.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard, Index to Politicians: Allen, K to N.