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us: Allen, Robert S. (Robert Sharon), 1900-1981


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1900-07-14
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1981-02-23
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Latonia (Covington, Ky.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army. Army, 3rd
        • Affiliation Start: 1943
        • Affiliation End: 1946
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Christian Science monitor
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army
        • Affiliation Start: 1916
        • Affiliation End: 1929
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Wisconsin
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Gender

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Journalism
          (lcsh) Armies--Officers
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Journalists
              (lcsh) Soldiers
          • Sources

            • found: Our fair city, c1947: t.p. (Robert S. Allen) p. 3 (Washington correspondent; vet. of W.W. I; served on Gen. Patton's staff in W.W. II)
            • found: OCLC database, 6/23/00 (hdg.: Allen, Robert Sharon, 1900- ; usages: Robert S. Allen, Colonel Robert S. Allen)
            • found: Who was who in America, 1977-81 (Allen, Robert Sharon, writer; d. Feb. 23, 1981)
            • found: Wikipedia website, 26 September 2016: individual entry, vital stats sidebar (Birth name: Robert Sharon Allen; Born: July 14, 1900, Latonia, Kentucky; Died: 23 February 1981 (aged 80), Washington, DC; Allegiance: United States of America; Service/branch: United States Department of the Army, Years of service: 1916-1929, 1943-1946; Rank: Colonel; Unit: Third United States Army, 6th Cavalry Regiment; Battles/wars: Mexican Punitive Expedition, World War I, World War II) {https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_S._Allen#cite_ref-4}
            • found: Special to the New York Times, February 25, 1981 via New York Times website, accessed 26 September 2016: Article entitled ROBERT S. ALLEN, POLITICAL COLUMNIST, (WASHINGTON, Feb. 24--Robert S. Allen, a co-founder of The Washington Merry-Go-Round, one of the first Washington investigative columns, died Monday in his Georgetown home. He was 80 years old. Mr. Allen was the Washington bureau chief for The Christian Science Monitor when, in 1930, he began to collect a series of reports on the Government's operation that the newspaper would not publish. He then enlisted the help of the late Drew Pearson, who was a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, and the two journalists assembled the material into book form and had it published as "The Washington Merry-GoRound." Mr. Allen ended his partnership with Mr. Pearson in 1942, when he rejoined the Army. He had been a reserve officer in World War I. As a cavalry officer in World War II, he was assigned to Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army and became an intelligence officer when the unit was sent to England in 1943. He lost his right arm while on a reconnaisance in the last stages of the Third Army's push into Germany. His highest rank as an officer was colonel. He was born in Latonia, Ky., in 1900 and was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He spent most of his life in Washington. His late wife, Ruth Finney, who died in 1979, wrote for the ScrippsHoward Newspaper Alliance.) {http://www.nytimes.com/1981/02/25/obituaries/robert-s-allen-political-columnist.html}
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