ALLEN, Clifford Robertson, (1912 - 1978)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

ALLEN, Clifford Robertson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., January 6, 1912; graduated from Friends Elementary and High School, Washington, D.C.; LL.B., Cumberland University School of Law, Lebanon, Tenn., 1931; admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1931; lawyer, private practice; member of the Tennessee state senate, 1949-1951, 1955-1959; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Tennessee, 1950, 1952, 1956; tax assessor for Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., 1960-1975; president, International Association of Assessing Officers, 1970; president, Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers, 1971; member of the Tennessee Constitutional Convention, 1971; elected as a Democrat, by special election, to the Ninety-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Richard H. Fulton, and reelected to the succeeding Congress (November 25, 1975-June 18, 1978); died on June 18, 1978, in Nashville, Tenn.; interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park.