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Thomas H. ALLEN

(1945- )

ALLEN, Thomas H., a Representative from Maine; born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, April 16, 1945; graduated from Deering High School, Portland, Maine, 1963; B.A., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1967; Rhodes Scholar, B. Phil., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1970; J.D., Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1974; lawyer, private practice; staff, Governor Kenneth B. Curtis of Maine, 1968; staff, United States Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Maine, 1970-1971; Portland, Maine, city council, 1989-1995; mayor of Portland, Maine, 1991-1992; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2009); not a candidate for reelection in 2008, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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