Carolyn Blanchard Allen

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Carolyn Blanchard Allen (born June 13, 1921) is a former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Allen was born on June 13, 1921 in Cambridge, Wisconsin.[1] She would graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her first husband, David, was Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly. After his death, she was remarried to Malcolm V. Allen.[2]


Allen was first elected to the Assembly in 1963 in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her first husband. She was the first Wisconsin woman to be elected via a special election. Allen was later re-elected in 1964, 1966 and 1968. She is a Republican.


  1. ^ "Allen, Carolyn Blanchard 1921". Wisconsin Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1970,' Biographical Sketch of Carolyn Blanchard Allen, pg. 62