Allan Saxe

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Allan Saxe is an American political scientist, author, lecturer, radio commentator, philanthropist, and university professor. He is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), where he has been a faculty member since 1965.

Early life and education[edit]

Saxe was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and earned his Ph.D in political science at the University of Oklahoma in the year 1969.[1]


Saxe has published one book titled Politics of Arlington, Texas: An Era of Continuity and Growth[2] and co-authored one other titled American Government: A Core Approach.[3] He has also been published in several political journals and magazine articles.[4]


Saxe's mother left him $500,000 upon her death which he gave away to charitable organizations.[5][6] He has funded the lights in downtown Arlington, Texas as well as paid for efforts to keep traffic flowing in the area for light viewing.[5]

Landmarks throughout Arlington, Texas are named after Saxe in honor of his generous giving. These include: Allan Saxe Park,[7] The Allan Saxe Dental Clinic,[8] The Allan Saxe Field,[9] and the Allan Saxe Parkway (the latter a "tongue-in-cheek" honor; the "Parkway" leads to the Arlington city landfill and was named after his critiques of city council actions).[10]

Grants, loans, and charities bear his name. The Allan Saxe NT Green Loan is a loan offered to students of the University of North Texas for unexpected expenses outside of tuition, fees, and books.[11] The Allan Saxe Disabled Student Scholarship is a scholarship for disabled students at the University of Texas at Arlington who excel academically.[12] Additionally, UNT lists The Ruth Brock and Allan Saxe Scholarship in Library Science as an available scholarship for students.[13] Saxe donated $100,000 to have a 50 foot tall sculpture erected between the football stadium and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.[14]

Honors and awards[edit]

Saxe has been given a rating of 4.4 out of 5 on Rate My Professors.[15] He has also received numerous awards for his teaching. In 1972, he was named to the UTA Chancellor's Council Award (formerly the AMOCO Award).[16] In 1986, 2007, and 2008 he was named to the Gertrude Golladay Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Liberal Arts.[17]


  1. ^ "Date of receiving Ph.D.". University of Texas Arlington. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Politics of Arlington, Texas: An Era of Continuity and Growth: Allan Saxe: 9781571685421: Books". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "American Government: A Core Approach: Hamed Madani, Ehi Agboaye, Catherine Bottrell, Anthony Giardino, Andrew Hudson Jackson: 9780759349438: Books". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mentis". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Editorial: Santa, step up your game". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "FWWeekly: Feature: SAXE MANIAC". Fort Worth Weekly. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
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  8. ^ "Mission Arlington - Mission Metroplex » Allan Saxe Dental Clinic". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "UT Arlington Official Athletic Site - Facilities". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Student Money Management Center". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
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  13. ^ "College of Information". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
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  15. ^ "Allan Saxe at University of Texas at Arlington -". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "College of Liberal Arts at UT Arlington". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  17. ^ "College of Liberal Arts at UT Arlington". Retrieved 19 August 2015.