Clifford Allen

Clifford Robertson Allen ( born January 6, 1912 in Jacksonville, Florida, † June 18, 1978 in Nashville, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1975 and 1978 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clifford Allen attended the Friends Elementary and High School in the capital Washington. After a subsequent law degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon and its made ​​in 1931 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1949 and 1951, and again from 1955 to 1959 he sat in the Senate from Tennessee. In the years 1950, 1952 and 1956, he ran unsuccessfully for the office of each Governor of Tennessee. Between 1960 and 1975, Allen was basic tax experts in Davidson County. In 1970 he was president of the International Association of Assessing Officers. A year later, he assumed the same function for their regional association in Tennessee. Also in 1971, Allen was a member of a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Tennessee.

Following the resignation of Mr Richard H. Fulton Allen was elected at the election due for the fifth seat from Tennessee to succeed him in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he took up his new mandate on 25 November 1975. After he was re-elected in the regular elections of 1976, he could remain until his death on 18 June 1978 at the Congress.